Boston, MA (Washington St / Lee Hill Rd)




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About Boston, MA (Washington St / Lee Hill Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Washington St / Lee Hill Rd median real estate price is $435,267, which is more expensive than 62.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 83.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Washington St / Lee Hill Rd is currently $1,409, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.5% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Washington St / Lee Hill Rd is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Washington St / Lee Hill Rd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 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 1970 and 1999.

In Washington St / Lee Hill Rd, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Washington St / Lee Hill Rd is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood has more Haitian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 13.1% have Dominican ancestry.

Washington St / Lee Hill Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek 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

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, in the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood, 16.3% 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 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 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, 43.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.0% 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 59.1% of the residential real estate in the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.7% of the neighborhoods in MA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood in Boston are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 19.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood, 32.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.3%), and 15.1% 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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (14.3%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report Haitian roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.4%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.0%), among others. In addition, 34.1% 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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 46.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese 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 Washington St / Lee Hill Rd neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (46.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (24.6%) and 16.3% of residents also take the train 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 Crime Data

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Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
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Washington St / Lee Hill Rd 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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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