Reading, MA (Reading Highlands)



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About Reading, MA (Reading Highlands)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Reading Highlands median real estate price is $577,579, which is more expensive than 73.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 87.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Reading Highlands is currently $1,941, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 46.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Reading Highlands is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Reading, Massachusetts.

Reading Highlands real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Reading 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 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.8% in Reading Highlands. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 56.3% 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 Reading, the Reading Highlands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

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 Reading Highlands neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.5% 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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Reading Highlands neighborhood, 15.1% 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 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 62.5% of the residential real estate in the Reading Highlands neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Reading Highlands neighborhood has more Irish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 24.3% have English ancestry.


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 Reading Highlands neighborhood in Reading are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.1% 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 85.3% 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 Reading Highlands neighborhood, 55.4% 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 20.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.0%), and 7.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Reading Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.4%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Reading Highlands neighborhood in Reading, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (37.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (24.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (17.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.5%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Reading Highlands neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (15.1%) and 5.3% 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Reading 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.58

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Reading 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 14.37

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Reading 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 24

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Alice M Barrows School
16 Edgemont Avenue
Reading, MA 01867
KG-05
Arthur W Coolidge Middle School
89 Birch Meadow Dr
Reading, MA 01867
06-08
Birch Meadow School
27 A B Lord Dr
Reading, MA 01867
KG-05
J Warren Killam School
333 Charles Street
Reading, MA 01867
KG-05
Joshua Eaton School
365 Summer Avenue
Reading, MA 01867
KG-05
Reading Memorial High School
62 Oakland Rd
Reading, MA 01867
09-12
Walter S Parker Middle School
45 Temple Street
Reading, MA 01867
06-08
Wood End Elementary School
85 Sunset Rock Lane
Reading, MA 01867
KG-05
Rise Preschool School
62 Oakland Road
Reading, MA 01867
PK-PK

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