Boston, MA (Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave)




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About Boston, MA (Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave median real estate price is $387,771, which is more expensive than 51.8% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 80.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave is currently $2,117, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.5% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kelton St / Commonwealth 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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave 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.

Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave has a 17.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more Brazilian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.3% have Iranian ancestry.

Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 49,972 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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 86.8% 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 98.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.8%, which is higher than 97.3% 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 Kelton St / Commonwealth 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 86.6% 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.

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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 40.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 73.2% of the adults living in the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.8% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 26.1% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, 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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.7% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.1% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.


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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood in Boston are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.2% of U.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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 63.1% 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 17.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.0%), and 9.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (22.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report English roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.0%), among others. In addition, 29.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (33.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (26.1%) and 11.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Kelton St / Commonwealth Ave 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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