West Boylston, MA (Pleasant Valley / Oakdale)




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About West Boylston, MA (Pleasant Valley / Oakdale)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Pleasant Valley / Oakdale median real estate price is $337,804, which is less expensive than 59.6% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 59.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Pleasant Valley / Oakdale is currently $1,414, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 52.2% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Pleasant Valley / Oakdale is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

Pleasant Valley / Oakdale real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Pleasant Valley / Oakdale, the current vacancy rate is 2.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pleasant Valley / Oakdale is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Notable & Unique: People

An interesting characteristic about the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.9% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Massachusetts, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Massachusetts.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood has more French Canadian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 1.4% have Finnish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


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 Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood in West Boylston are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.6% 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 84.8% 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 Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood, 49.6% 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 19.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.9%), and 14.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood in West Boylston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.3%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report French roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.6%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.7%).

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 Pleasant Valley / Oakdale neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.5%) 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 (6.6%) and 5.2% 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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Pleasant Valley / Oakdale 0.101011101001110
West Boylston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Pleasant Valley / Oakdale 0.101011101001110
West Boylston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Pleasant Valley / Oakdale 0.101011101001110
West Boylston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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WEST BOYLSTON


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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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
Major Edwards Elementary
70 Crescent Street
West Boylston, MA, 01583
PK-05
West Boylston Junior/Senior High
125 Crescent Street
West Boylston, MA, 01583
06-12

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