Chelsea, MA (Central Ave / Marginal St)




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About Chelsea, MA (Central Ave / Marginal St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Central Ave / Marginal St median real estate price is $362,695, which is more expensive than 45.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 77.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Central Ave / Marginal St is currently $1,817, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Central Ave / Marginal St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Central Ave / Marginal St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Central Ave / Marginal 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 2000 and the present.

In Central Ave / Marginal St, the current vacancy rate is 3.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Central Ave / Marginal 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 Chelsea, the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,661 people per square mile living here. 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 Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America. Central Ave / Marginal St is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Central Ave / Marginal St is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, 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 Central Ave / Marginal St 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 65.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood about it; they already know. 23.7% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (51.9%) than are found in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 2.9% have Dominican ancestry.

Central Ave / Marginal St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 20.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood in Chelsea are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 29.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood, 37.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 35.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.6%), and 8.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood in Chelsea, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (12.2%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (5.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (3.6%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents (2.9%), among others. In addition, 51.9% 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 Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 73.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (38.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.4%) and 15.7% 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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CHELSEA


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Joseph A. Browne School
180 Walnut Street
Chelsea, MA, 02150
05-08
Eugene Wright Science And Technology Academy School
180 Walnut Street
Chelsea, MA, 02150
05-08
Clark Avenue School
8 Clark Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
05-08
Frank M Sokolowski Elementary School
300 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
01-04
George F. Kelly Elementary School
300 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
01-04
Edgar A Hooks Elementary School
300 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
01-04
William A Berkowitz Elementary School
300 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
01-04
Chelsea High School
299 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA, 02150
09-12
Shurtleff Early Childhood School
99 Hawthorn Street
Chelsea, MA, 02150
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