Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Boston,
the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
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: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Emerson College / Harrison Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
38.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Emerson College / Harrison Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods
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 2.9% 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: Real Estate
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. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 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.
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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 78.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Emerson College / Harrison Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
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.