Swampscott, MA (Beach Bluff / Phillips Point)




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About Swampscott, MA (Beach Bluff / Phillips Point)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Beach Bluff / Phillips Point median real estate price is $652,508, which is more expensive than 83.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Beach Bluff / Phillips Point is currently $1,532, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.6% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Beach Bluff / Phillips Point is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Swampscott, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Beach Bluff / Phillips Point real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point, the current vacancy rate is 0.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Beach Bluff / Phillips Point is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Swampscott, the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 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, Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 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, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.6% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 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.

Notable & Unique: 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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.7% 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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.

In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood is wealthier than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood may actually hold the key. 66.5% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, 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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood, where 32.7% 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 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood has more Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 2.7% have Eastern European ancestry.

Beach Bluff / Phillips Point is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% 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 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood in Swampscott 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 97.5% 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 89.3% of America'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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood, 58.8% 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 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.9%), and 6.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood in Swampscott, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (26.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (19.6%), and residents who report Russian roots (9.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.

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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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 Beach Bluff / Phillips Point neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (25.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (74.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.8%) and 8.2% of residents also take the train 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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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 0.101011101001110
Swampscott 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Beach Bluff / Phillips Point 0.101011101001110
Swampscott 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Swampscott 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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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
Clarke
100 Middlesex Avenue
Swampscott, MA, 01907
KG-04
Hadley
24 Redington Street
Swampscott, MA, 01907
KG-04
Stanley
10 Whitman Road
Swampscott, MA, 01907
KG-04
Swampscott High
200 Essex Street
Swampscott, MA, 01907
09-12
Swampscott Middle
207 Forrest Avenue
Swampscott, MA, 01907
PK-08

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