Fairhaven, MA (Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach)








About Fairhaven, MA (Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach median real estate price is $431,360, which is more expensive than 43.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 75.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach is currently $2,263, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.9% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 26.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (19.1%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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 Fairhaven, the Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach 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, Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood has more Portuguese and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 10.7% have French Canadian ancestry.

Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% 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 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood in Fairhaven are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.1% 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 52.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood, 39.7% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.2%), and 16.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.2% of households. Some people also speak Portuguese (5.0%).

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 Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood in Fairhaven, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Portuguese (27.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.1%), and residents who report English roots (17.5%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (10.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (10.5%), among others.

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 Silver Shell Beach / Wigwam Beach neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (92.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Data Tutorial

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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (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 about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Leroy Wood School
60 Sconticut Neck Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719
PK-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

FAIRHAVEN


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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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