Chelsea, MA (City Center)




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About Chelsea, MA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Chelsea is $417,259, which is more expensive than 56.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 79.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Chelsea City Center is currently $1,391, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 53.2% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Chelsea City Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Real estate in the City Center of Chelsea, MA 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 City Center 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.

Chelsea City Center has a 11.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 61.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Chelsea City Center neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 47,136 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.4% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Chelsea City Center neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

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 Chelsea City Center 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, 61.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.8%, which is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Also of note, 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 84.3% of the residential real estate in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.7% 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 Chelsea City Center neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Chelsea City Center neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (64.2%) than are found in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood than in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Chelsea City Center neighborhood has more Dominican and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 1.4% have Brazilian ancestry.

Chelsea City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 80.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood buck this trend. 40.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Chelsea City Center neighborhood, 25.4% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (18.3% ride the bus) than 96.4% 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.

Finally, in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 21.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.2% of all 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 City Center 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 52.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 34.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.2% 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 Chelsea City Center neighborhood, 46.6% 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 33.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.6%), and 5.9% 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 City Center neighborhood in Chelsea, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (8.3%). There are also a number of people of Dominican ancestry (7.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.3%), among others. In addition, 64.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Chelsea City Center neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 80.4% of households. Some people also speak English (12.9%).

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 Chelsea City Center neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (25.4%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (23.4%) and 21.4% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Chelsea 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
PK-KG
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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