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Real Estate Prices & Overview

South Duxbury / Standish Shore median real estate price is $1,432,558, which is more expensive than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in South Duxbury / Standish Shore is currently $4,086, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

South Duxbury / Standish Shore is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Duxbury, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

South Duxbury / Standish Shore real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in South Duxbury / Standish Shore. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 45.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Duxbury, the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, South Duxbury / Standish Shore 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.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 17.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

A majority of the adults in the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Massachusetts by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, families with school-aged children and active retirees.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 83.1% of the adults living in the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 2.4% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Diversity

Did you know that the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood has more Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 7.9% have Scottish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood in Duxbury are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.9% 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 79.2% of America's neighborhoods.

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 South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood, 57.5% 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 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (6.8%), and 5.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households.

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 South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood in Duxbury, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (32.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (27.1%), and residents who report German roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.

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 South Duxbury / Standish Shore neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (17.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (57.6%) 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 (6.9%) and 6.4% of residents also take the train 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.


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