Medford, MA (High St / Harvard Ave)




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About Medford, MA (High St / Harvard Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

High St / Harvard Ave median real estate price is $498,711, which is more expensive than 73.0% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 87.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in High St / Harvard Ave is currently $2,127, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.0% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

High St / Harvard Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Medford, Massachusetts.

High St / Harvard Ave 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the High St / Harvard Ave 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.

Real estate vacancies in High St / Harvard Ave are 7.5%, which is lower than one will find in 60.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in High St / Harvard Ave 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 Medford, the High St / Harvard Ave 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood has more Brazilian and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 6.5% have Haitian ancestry.

High St / Harvard Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 97.0% 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood.

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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

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 62.2% of the residential real estate in the High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood, 14.1% 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 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood in Medford are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.8% 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 87.3% 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood, 51.5% 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 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.5%), and 7.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood in Medford, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Haitian ancestry (6.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (4.7%), among others. In addition, 18.2% 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and African 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 High St / Harvard Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (56.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (14.1%) and 14.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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High St / Harvard Ave 0.101011101001110
Medford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Medford 0.101011101001110
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High St / Harvard Ave 0.101011101001110
Medford 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
Medford Vocational Technical High
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA, 02155
09-12
Medford High
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA, 02155
PK-12
John J Mcglynn Elementary School
3002 Mystic Valley Pkwy
Medford, MA, 02155
PK-05
Madeleine Dugger Andrews
3000 Mystic Valley Pkwy
Medford, MA, 02155
06-08
Brooks School
388 High Street
Medford, MA, 02155
PK-05
Christopher Columbus
37 Hicks Avenue
Medford, MA, 02155
PK-05
Milton Fuller Roberts
35 Court Street
Medford, MA, 02155
PK-05
John J. Mcglynn Middle School
3004 Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, MA, 02155
06-08
Curtis Tufts
437 Main Street
Medford, MA, 02155
09-12

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