Gardner, MA (Chestnut St / Main St)




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About Gardner, MA (Chestnut St / Main St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Chestnut St / Main St median real estate price is $188,626, which is less expensive than 91.8% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 91.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Chestnut St / Main St is currently $1,082, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 78.7% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Chestnut St / Main St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gardner, Massachusetts.

Chestnut St / Main St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Chestnut St / Main 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 1940 and 1969.

Chestnut St / Main St has a 15.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.2% 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

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood has more French Canadian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.0% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 4.0% have Finnish ancestry.

Chestnut St / Main St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 12.7% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 74.2% of the residential real estate in the Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.


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 Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood in Gardner are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.9% 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 Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood, 30.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.8%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood in Gardner, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report French roots (13.9%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (12.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.2%), among others. In addition, 12.2% 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 Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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 Chestnut St / Main St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (69.3%) 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 (17.1%) and 12.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Chestnut St / Main St 0.101011101001110
Gardner 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Chestnut St / Main St 0.101011101001110
Gardner 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Chestnut St / Main St 0.101011101001110
Gardner 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
Helen Mae Sauter Elementary
130 Elm Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
01-03
Elm Street School
160 Elm Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
03-05
Gardner High
200 Catherine Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
09-12
Waterford Street
62 Waterford Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
PK-02
Gardner Middle School
297 Catherine Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
06-08
Gardner Academy For Learning And Technology
75 E Broadway Street
Gardner, MA, 01440
09-12

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