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: 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 / Upland Rd neighborhood, where 57.6% 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 99.9%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd 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
Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
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 Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.2% 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 Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Finally, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.8%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.6% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 81.0%
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: Diversity
Did you know that the Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.6% have Belgian ancestry.
Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.3% 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 99.4% 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 5.7% of residents in
the Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd choose to walk to work each day
(20.4%) 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, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.4% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
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 Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 72.9% of the residential real estate in the Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Massachusetts Ave / Upland Rd neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
33.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.