Newton, MA (Washington St / Centre St)




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About Newton, MA (Washington St / Centre St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Washington St / Centre St median real estate price is $823,395, which is more expensive than 92.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Washington St / Centre St is currently $2,166, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Washington St / Centre St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Newton, Massachusetts.

Washington St / Centre 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 Washington St / Centre 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 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Washington St / Centre St are 5.6%, which is lower than one will find in 72.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Washington St / Centre St 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: People

The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 4.7% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 97.9% 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.

Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood, where 37.5% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood has more Greek and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.0% have Brazilian ancestry.

Washington St / Centre St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Washington St / Centre St 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, 39.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.3% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, 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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 74.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

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 3.7% of residents in the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.1% of the workforce in the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Washington St / Centre St neighborhood in Newton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 80.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 13.9% 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 55.6% 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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood, 63.1% 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 17.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (10.5%), and 8.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood in Newton, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report Asian roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.3%), among others. In addition, 22.6% 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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Korean, Greek 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 Washington St / Centre St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (68.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (14.8%) and 11.1% 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. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Washington St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Newton 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Washington St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Newton 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Washington St / Centre St 0.101011101001110
Newton 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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