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About Westford, MA (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Westford is $575,699, which is more expensive than 80.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 90.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Westford Town Center is currently $2,963, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Westford Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Westford, Massachusetts.

Real estate in the Town Center of Westford, MA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center 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 Westford Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 0.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 96.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Westford Town Center 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Westford Town Center is among the best neighborhoods for families in Massachusetts. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.0% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Massachusetts. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Westford Town Center neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates 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 Westford Town Center neighborhood is wealthier than 98.7% 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, 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 74.8% of the adults living in the Westford Town Center neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Westford Town Center neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Westford Town Center neighborhood has more French Canadian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.6% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 1.8% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Westford Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 71.8% of the workforce in the Westford Town Center neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Westford Town Center neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.0% of neighborhoods in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.5%, the Westford Town Center neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, one way that the Westford Town Center neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.


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 Town Center neighborhood in Westford 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.7% 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 90.6% 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 Westford Town Center neighborhood, 71.8% 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 13.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.5%), and 6.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Town Center neighborhood in Westford, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (27.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.8%), and residents who report Asian roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.9%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.7%), among others. In addition, 11.2% 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 Westford Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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 Westford Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.3%) 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Town Center 0.101011101001110
Westford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Westford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Westford 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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
Westford Academy School
30 Patten Road
Westford, MA, 01886
09-12
Stony Brook School
9 Farmer Way
Westford, MA, 01886
06-08
Nabnasset School
99 Plain Road
Westford, MA, 01886
KG-02
Col John Robinson School
60 Concord Road
Westford, MA, 01886
KG-02
Rita E. Miller Elementary School
1 Mitchell Way
Westford, MA, 01886
KG-02
John A. Crisafulli Elementary School
13 Robinson Road
Westford, MA, 01886
03-05
Millennium Elementary School
23 Depot Street
Westford, MA, 01886
PK-PK
Blanchard Middle School
14 West Street
Westford, MA, 01886
06-08
Day Elementary School
75 East Prescott Street
Westford, MA, 01886
03-05
Abbot Elementary School
25 Depot Street
Westford, MA, 01886
03-05

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