When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Blue Hills / Curry College neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Massachusetts, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Blue Hills / Curry College
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Massachusetts,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 99.4% of neighborhoods in
MA. If a Massachusetts retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, college students and young, single professionals.
Also, an extraordinary 41.9% of the residents of the
Blue Hills / Curry College neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Blue Hills / Curry College neighborhood has more
West Indian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 4.7% have Arab ancestry.
Blue Hills / Curry College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Blue Hills / Curry College choose to walk to work each day
(22.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Blue Hills / Curry College neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 19.2% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.9% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.