Malden, MA (Medford St / Main St)




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About Malden, MA (Medford St / Main St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Medford St / Main St median real estate price is $403,524, which is more expensive than 54.3% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 78.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Medford St / Main St is currently $1,487, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 46.7% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Medford St / Main St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Malden, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Medford St / Main St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Medford 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.

Real estate vacancies in Medford St / Main St are 5.9%, which is lower than one will find in 70.4% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Medford St / Main 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

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 Malden, the Medford St / Main St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The Medford St / Main St neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability. Medford St / Main 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, Medford St / Main 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 Medford St / Main 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 43.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.1% 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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Medford St / Main St neighborhood has more Brazilian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.7% have Canadian ancestry.

Medford St / Main St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.4% 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 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Medford St / Main St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Massachusetts.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Medford St / Main St neighborhood, 13.4% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Medford St / Main St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (42.1%) than are found in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood in Malden are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.1% 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 83.3% 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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood, 28.8% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.1%), and 20.5% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood in Malden, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (19.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Haitian roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.9%), along with some Brazilian ancestry residents (6.8%), among others. In addition, 42.1% 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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood is English, spoken by 50.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia).

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 Medford St / Main St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (54.2%) 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 (14.4%) and 13.4% of residents also take the train 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

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Medford St / Main St 0.101011101001110
Malden 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Medford St / Main St 0.101011101001110
Malden 0.101011101001110
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Malden 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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
Malden High
77 Salem Street
Malden, MA, 02148
09-12
Beebe
401 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA, 02148
KG-08
Ferryway
150 Cross Street
Malden, MA, 02148
KG-08
Forestdale
74 Sylvan Street
Malden, MA, 02148
KG-08
Linden
29 Wescott Street
Malden, MA, 02148
KG-08
Salemwood
529 Salem Street
Malden, MA, 02148
KG-08
Malden Early Learning Center
257 Mountain Avenue
Malden, MA, 02148
PK-PK

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