Medford, MA (Salem St / Park St)




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About Medford, MA (Salem St / Park St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Salem St / Park St median real estate price is $442,444, which is more expensive than 62.5% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 83.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Salem St / Park St is currently $1,867, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Salem St / Park St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Medford, Massachusetts.

Salem St / Park 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 Salem St / Park 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 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.5% in Salem St / Park St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 59.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Salem St / Park St 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 Salem St / Park St neighborhood has more Brazilian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 5.3% have Portuguese ancestry.

Salem St / Park St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 16.6% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Salem St / Park 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 0.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Massachusetts.

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 Salem St / Park St neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Salem St / Park St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 23.6% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 4.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

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 Salem St / Park St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 82.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


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 Salem St / Park St 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 67.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Salem St / Park St neighborhood, 40.4% 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 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.9%), and 12.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Salem St / Park St neighborhood in Medford, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report Brazilian roots (14.7%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (6.7%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 27.3% 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 Salem St / Park St neighborhood is English, spoken by 62.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

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 Salem St / Park St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (68.0%) 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 (11.5%) and 10.1% of residents also ride the bus 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. 0 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Salem St / Park St 0.101011101001110
Medford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Salem St / Park St 0.101011101001110
Medford 0.101011101001110
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Salem St / Park St 0.101011101001110
Medford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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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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