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 Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.5% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.5% 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
Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, the Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood stands out within Massachusetts
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 9%
of college-friendly places to live in MA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 4.1% have Portuguese ancestry.
Lamartine St / Wyman St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 9.2% of residents in
the Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 32.6% of the
Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.7% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 28,250 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 Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 Lamartine St / Wyman 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, 74.7% 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.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 61.7% of the residential real estate in the Lamartine St / Wyman St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.