Ashleyville / Brightside median real estate price is $317,033, which is less expensive than 83.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 54.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Ashleyville / Brightside is currently $1,442, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.2% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.
Ashleyville / Brightside is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ashleyville / Brightside 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 single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ashleyville / Brightside 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 Ashleyville / Brightside, the current vacancy rate is 3.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Ashleyville / Brightside is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 West Springfield, the Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 58.7%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Did you know that the Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood has more Arab and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 13.2% have French ancestry.
Ashleyville / Brightside is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood in West Springfield are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.9% 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 Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood, 39.0% 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 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.3%), and 18.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Arabic, Polish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).
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 Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood in West Springfield, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.0%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (12.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (8.7%), among others. In addition, 13.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Ashleyville / Brightside neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.