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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bass Rocks / East Gloucester median real estate price is $837,672, which is more expensive than 70.0% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 87.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bass Rocks / East Gloucester is currently $2,237, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 76.3% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Bass Rocks / East Gloucester is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Bass Rocks / East Gloucester 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 Bass Rocks / East Gloucester 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.

Bass Rocks / East Gloucester has a 14.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.5% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (9.1%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Bass Rocks / East Gloucester 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, Bass Rocks / East Gloucester 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.

In addition, 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 54.6% of the residential real estate in the Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

People

If you are planning to retire in Massachusetts, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Bass Rocks / East Gloucester 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 99.0% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood has more Portuguese and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 6.5% have French Canadian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood in Gloucester are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.4% 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 69.9% 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 Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood, 48.9% 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 17.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.6%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.5% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood in Gloucester, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (25.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.0%), and residents who report English roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.6%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (6.5%), 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 Bass Rocks / East Gloucester neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (78.3%) 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.


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