Melrose, MA (Melrose Highlands)




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About Melrose, MA (Melrose Highlands)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Melrose Highlands median real estate price is $505,468, which is more expensive than 71.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 87.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Melrose Highlands is currently $1,324, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.8% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Melrose Highlands is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Melrose Highlands real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes 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 Melrose Highlands 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 Melrose Highlands are 6.1%, which is lower than one will find in 69.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Melrose Highlands 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 Melrose, the Melrose Highlands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Melrose Highlands neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Melrose Highlands community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Melrose Highlands neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 97.0% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Melrose Highlands neighborhood has more Greek and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 4.4% have Haitian ancestry.

Melrose Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% 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 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Melrose Highlands neighborhood, 19.7% 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 96.4% 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 Melrose Highlands neighborhood in Melrose are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Melrose Highlands neighborhood, 62.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 16.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.0%), and 5.3% 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 Melrose Highlands neighborhood in Melrose, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (28.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report English roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.1%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others. In addition, 13.7% 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 Melrose Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

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 Melrose Highlands neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (67.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (19.7%) and 7.1% 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 Demographics 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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Massachusetts 3.91
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Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Early Childhood Center
16 Franklin St
Melrose, MA, 02176
PK-PK
Herbert Clark Hoover
37 Glendower Rd
Melrose, MA, 02176
KG-05
Horace Mann
40 Damon Avenue
Melrose, MA, 02176
KG-05
Lincoln
80 West Wyoming Avenue
Melrose, MA, 02176
KG-05
Melrose High
360 Lynn Fells Pkwy
Melrose, MA, 02176
09-12
Roosevelt
253 Vinton Street
Melrose, MA, 02176
KG-05
Winthrop
162 First Street
Melrose, MA, 02176
KG-05
Melrose Middle
350 Lynn Fells Pkwy
Melrose, MA, 02176
06-08

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