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
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 84.0% of the workforce
in the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Furthermore, with 6.0% of employed workers living in the
Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood, where 55.4% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.8%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 99.6% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Also, Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.9% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
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 6.2% of residents in
the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.3% 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 38.0% of the
Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.0% of America's
Finally, more people in Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave choose to walk to work each day
(12.0%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood has more
Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.7% have Eastern European ancestry.
Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave 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, 45.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.3% 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 61.3% of the residential real estate in the Massachusetts Ave / Somerville Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.