Lynn, MA (Western Ave / Spencer St)




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About Lynn, MA (Western Ave / Spencer St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Ave / Spencer St median real estate price is $256,352, which is less expensive than 78.0% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 78.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Western Ave / Spencer St is currently $1,271, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 63.5% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Western Ave / Spencer St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lynn, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Western Ave / Spencer St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Western Ave / Spencer 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.

Real estate vacancies in Western Ave / Spencer St are 5.3%, which is lower than one will find in 73.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Western Ave / Spencer St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America. Western Ave / Spencer St 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, Western Ave / Spencer St 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, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 52.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 71.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood has more Brazilian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 10.4% have Dominican ancestry.

Western Ave / Spencer St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 85.5% of the neighborhoods in MA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.


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 Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood in Lynn are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.1% of U.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 Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood, 36.1% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.1%), and 15.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood in Lynn, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (11.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (10.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (6.2%), among others. In addition, 36.7% 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 Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood is English, spoken by 44.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia), Portuguese and South Asian languages.

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 Western Ave / Spencer St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (71.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (9.2%) and 7.8% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Western Ave / Spencer St 0.101011101001110
Lynn 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Western Ave / Spencer St 0.101011101001110
Lynn 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Lynn 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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