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 Lawrence,
the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 45.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 20.3% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Chestnut St / Amesbury St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 75.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
26.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 71.9% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood buck
29.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Chestnut St / Amesbury St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.6%) than are found in 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,514 people per square mile living here.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.2%, which is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.2% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 38.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.0% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Chestnut St / Amesbury St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.9%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.