Cambridge, MA (Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy)




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About Cambridge, MA (Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy median real estate price is $860,119, which is more expensive than 93.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy is currently $2,288, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy are 6.8%, which is lower than one will find in 64.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Cambridge, the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 42.4% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.0% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and young, single professionals.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood has more Eastern European and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 2.1% have Brazilian ancestry.

Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% 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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy 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, more people in Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy choose to walk to work each day (17.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 24.0% of the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 70.3% 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

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 38.6% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, the Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy 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 83.4% 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.


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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood in Cambridge 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 92.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood, 70.3% 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 14.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 7.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood in Cambridge, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (18.7%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (17.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.8%), among others. In addition, 25.4% 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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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 Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (37.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (24.0%) and 17.7% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Cambridge 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Cambridge St / Monsignor Obrien Hwy 0.101011101001110
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Massachusetts 16.91
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Cambridge 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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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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