Boston, MA (Emerson College / Harrison Ave)




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About Boston, MA (Emerson College / Harrison Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Emerson College / Harrison Ave median real estate price is $762,094, which is more expensive than 90.8% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 94.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Emerson College / Harrison Ave is currently $1,714, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Emerson College / Harrison Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Emerson College / Harrison Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Emerson College / Harrison Ave, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Emerson College / Harrison Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 54.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.6% of the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood has more Asian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 56.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.7% have Brazilian ancestry.

Emerson College / Harrison Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 47.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 93.6% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

In addition, the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 50,281 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.3%, which is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Also of note, the real estate in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 78.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 38.2% of the residents of the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Massachusetts.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 98.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood buck this trend. 46.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (50.4%) than are found in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood in Boston are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 10.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood, 49.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 11.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (56.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.6%), among others. In addition, 50.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is Chinese, spoken by 47.8% of households. Some people also speak English (42.2%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (54.2%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.7%) and 14.6% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Emerson College / Harrison Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Emerson College / Harrison Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
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Boston 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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