When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Eastham Town Center 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, Eastham Town Center 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.
One of the notable things about Eastham Town Center is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 62.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the Eastham Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, this Eastham Town Center neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.3% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Eastham
Town Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.5% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Eastham
Town Center neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Also, if you are planning to retire in Massachusetts, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Eastham Town Center
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Massachusetts,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 96.9% of neighborhoods in
MA. If a Massachusetts retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Eastham Town Center neighborhood has more
Irish and English 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 24.0% have English ancestry.
Eastham Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Eastham
Town Center neighborhood stands out by having 95.7% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of all American