Cambridge, MA (Sherman St / Walden St)




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About Cambridge, MA (Sherman St / Walden St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Sherman St / Walden St median real estate price is $722,497, which is more expensive than 87.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 93.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sherman St / Walden St is currently $2,058, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Sherman St / Walden St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sherman St / Walden St 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 Sherman St / Walden St 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 Sherman St / Walden St, the current vacancy rate is 3.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 87.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Sherman St / Walden St 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 Cambridge, the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

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 47.4% 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 99.3% 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.

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 Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 96.2% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.7% of the workforce in the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 4.8% have African ancestry.

Sherman St / Walden St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 19.7% of the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.6% 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 95.8% 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.

Finally, more people in Sherman St / Walden St choose to walk to work each day (13.4%) 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood in Cambridge are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 11.3% 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 61.5% 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 Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood, 73.7% 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 15.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.1%), and 4.9% 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 Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood in Cambridge, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (8.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.8%), among others. In addition, 24.8% 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 Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, French, Chinese 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 Sherman St / Walden St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (44.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (19.7%) and 16.6% of residents also ride the bus 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Sherman St / Walden St 0.101011101001110
Cambridge 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Sherman St / Walden St 0.101011101001110
Cambridge 0.101011101001110
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Sherman St / Walden St 0.101011101001110
Cambridge 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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