Medford, MA (Medford Hillside)




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About Medford, MA (Medford Hillside)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Medford Hillside median real estate price is $577,261, which is more expensive than 78.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 89.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Medford Hillside is currently $2,167, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Medford Hillside is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Medford, Massachusetts.

Medford Hillside 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 Medford Hillside 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 Hillside are 5.6%, which is lower than one will find in 71.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Medford Hillside 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

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 Medford Hillside 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, 65.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.4% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, 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 Hillside neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

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 Hillside neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Medford Hillside neighborhood has more Brazilian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.8% have Eastern European ancestry.

Medford Hillside is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.7% of residents in the Medford Hillside neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 21.8% of the Medford Hillside neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 67.4% of the workforce in the Medford Hillside neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Medford Hillside neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 14.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the Medford Hillside neighborhood stands out within Massachusetts for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.2% of college-friendly places to live in MA. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and young, single professionals.


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 Hillside 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 77.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 34.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.1% of U.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 Medford Hillside neighborhood, 67.4% 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 18.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.7%), and 5.4% 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 Medford Hillside neighborhood in Medford, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report German roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 18.9% 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 Hillside neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

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 Medford Hillside neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (58.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (21.8%) and 7.6% 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

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Medford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91

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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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