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 Brookline,
the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 86.0% 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
99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Saint Paul St / Commonwealth 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 1.0% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Massachusetts.
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 Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 7.4% have Russian ancestry.
Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth 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 22.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.5% of residents in
the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 20.1% 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 96.4% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 69.2%
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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,798 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% 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 Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 77.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood buck
22.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.