Watertown, MA (Lexington St / Highland Ave)




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About Watertown, MA (Lexington St / Highland Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lexington St / Highland Ave median real estate price is $524,314, which is more expensive than 76.3% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 88.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lexington St / Highland Ave is currently $1,644, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Lexington St / Highland Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Lexington St / Highland Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes 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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Lexington St / Highland Ave, the current vacancy rate is 2.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lexington St / Highland Ave 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood has more Armenian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 26.7% have Irish ancestry.

Lexington St / Highland Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 95.1% 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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.


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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood in Watertown 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 88.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.5% 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 82.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood, 50.9% 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 25.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.2%), and 11.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood in Watertown, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (26.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (22.0%), and residents who report Armenian roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (6.0%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.9%), among others. In addition, 19.2% 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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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 Lexington St / Highland Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.0%) 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 (8.0%) and 5.2% of residents also ride the bus 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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Lexington St / Highland Ave 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Lexington St / Highland Ave 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Lexington St / Highland Ave 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Watertown High
50 Columbia Street
Watertown, MA, 02472
09-12
Hosmer
1 Concord Rd
Watertown, MA, 02472
PK-05
James Russell Lowell
175 Orchard Street
Watertown, MA, 02472
PK-05
Watertown Middle
68 Waverley Avenue
Watertown, MA, 02472
06-08
Cunniff
246 Warren Street
Watertown, MA, 02472
PK-05

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