Boston, MA (Forbes St / Centre St)




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About Boston, MA (Forbes St / Centre St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Forbes St / Centre St median real estate price is $650,442, which is more expensive than 85.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 92.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forbes St / Centre St is currently $2,256, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Forbes St / Centre St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Forbes St / Centre St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Forbes St / Centre St, the current vacancy rate is 0.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Forbes St / Centre St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 6.8% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 81.8% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.7% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 73.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,421 people per square mile living here. 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 Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.8% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 85.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood has more Eastern European and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.2% have Romanian ancestry.

Forbes St / Centre St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.2% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.3% of the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.5% of America's neighborhoods.

Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 69.1% of the workforce in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


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 Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood in Boston are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.5% 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 73.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood, 69.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (7.5%), and 6.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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 Forbes St / Centre St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (35.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (31.3%) and 15.7% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Forbes St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Forbes St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Forbes St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 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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