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: 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 Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 56.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 85.5%, which is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, 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 64.7% of the residential real estate in the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 9.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 19.8% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave
neighborhood than in 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 50.3% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the Acushnet Ave / Phillips Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.