Marblehead, MA (West Town Landing)




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About Marblehead, MA (West Town Landing)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

West Town Landing median real estate price is $606,772, which is more expensive than 81.5% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 90.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Town Landing is currently $1,662, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

West Town Landing is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Marblehead, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

West Town Landing 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 West Town Landing 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 West Town Landing are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in West Town Landing 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 Marblehead, the West Town Landing neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

West Town Landing 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, West Town Landing 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 West Town Landing 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 34.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the West Town Landing neighborhood has more British and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 27.7% have English ancestry.

West Town Landing is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the West Town Landing neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.5% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the West Town Landing neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 67.7% of the adults living in the West Town Landing neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

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. More residents of the West Town Landing neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the West Town Landing neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.4% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.


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 West Town Landing neighborhood in Marblehead are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.1% 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 77.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 West Town Landing neighborhood, 60.5% 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 22.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.6%), and 7.2% 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 West Town Landing neighborhood in Marblehead, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (27.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (26.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Town Landing neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.0% of households. Some people also speak French (2.4%).

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 West Town Landing neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.6%) . 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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Marblehead 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Marblehead 0.101011101001110
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Marblehead 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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MARBLEHEAD


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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
Village School
93 Village Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
04-06
Dr Samuel C Eveleth
3 Brook Rd
Marblehead, MA, 01945
M-M
Elbridge Gerry
50 Elm Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
KG-01
Glover
9 Maple Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
PK-03
L H Coffin
1 Turner Rd
Marblehead, MA, 01945
02-03
Malcolm L Bell
40 Baldwin Rd
Marblehead, MA, 01945
KG-03
Marblehead High
2 Humphrey Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
09-12
Marblehead Veterans Middle School
217 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
07-08

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