Somerville, MA (Boston Ave / Broadway)




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About Somerville, MA (Boston Ave / Broadway)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Boston Ave / Broadway median real estate price is $887,899, which is more expensive than 94.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Boston Ave / Broadway is currently $2,223, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.3% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Boston Ave / Broadway is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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

In Boston Ave / Broadway, the current vacancy rate is 1.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Boston Ave / Broadway is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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

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 Boston Ave / Broadway 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, 74.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,981 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Furthermore, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.1% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Also of note, 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 Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 80.5% of the workforce in the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 3.0% have British ancestry.

Boston Ave / Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.5% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, in the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood, 35.1% 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 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 74.9% of the adults living in the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

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 Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 96.7% 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 young, single professionals, college students and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 25.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood in Somerville 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 85.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood, 80.5% 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 9.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.7%), and 4.3% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood in Somerville, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report English roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 13.6% 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 Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 Boston Ave / Broadway neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (36.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (35.1%) and 10.0% 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Boston Ave / Broadway 0.101011101001110
Somerville 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Boston Ave / Broadway 0.101011101001110
Somerville 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Somerville 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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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