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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bridge St. / Federal St. median real estate price is $431,643, which is less expensive than 78.3% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 39.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Bridge St. / Federal St. is currently $4,075, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 77.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Bridge St. / Federal St. is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Salem, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Bridge St. / Federal St. real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Bridge St. / Federal 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 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.2% in Bridge St. / Federal St.. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Real Estate

Bridge St. / Federal St. is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Bridge St. / Federal St. 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, 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 58.0% of the residential real estate in the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

People

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 96.3% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.

Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 12.3% of the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.8% of America's neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood has more Irish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.5% have Canadian ancestry.

Bridge St. / Federal St. is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood in Salem are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood, 58.4% 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 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.4%), and 11.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households.

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 Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood in Salem, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (34.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.9%), 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 Bridge St. / Federal St. neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (55.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (12.3%) and 10.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.


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