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 $349,372, which is less expensive than 56.9% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 56.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Central Ave / Marginal St is currently $1,376, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.4% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

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 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.6% 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 67.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.5% of all U.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 78.6% of the residential real estate in the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (51.5%) than are found in 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Central Ave / Marginal St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% 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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 41.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 96.7% of American neighborhoods.

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. 20.4% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% 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: 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 20.8% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (16.1% ride the bus) than 95.3% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.


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 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 54.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 38.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.9% of U.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 Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood, 41.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 8.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Central Ave / Marginal St neighborhood in Chelsea, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (13.6%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (4.5%), and residents who report Italian roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.2%), among others. In addition, 51.5% 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 73.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English 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 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 (40.1%) 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 (20.8%) and 16.1% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Central Ave / Marginal St 0.101011101001110
Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 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

Schools In This District

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

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