Williamstown, MA (White Oaks / Williams College)




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About Williamstown, MA (White Oaks / Williams College)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

White Oaks / Williams College median real estate price is $267,644, which is less expensive than 74.5% of Massachusetts neighborhoods and 74.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in White Oaks / Williams College is currently $862, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.7% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

White Oaks / Williams College is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

White Oaks / Williams College real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in White Oaks / Williams College. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 85.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the White Oaks / Williams College community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 31.5% of the residents of the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Massachusetts, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, White Oaks / Williams College may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Massachusetts, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.1% of neighborhoods in MA. If a Massachusetts retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood has more Croatian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.9% have French Canadian ancestry.

White Oaks / Williams College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 72.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 25.6% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


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 White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood in Williamstown are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood, 60.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 17.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.6%), and 7.8% 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 White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood in Williamstown, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (7.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households.

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 White Oaks / Williams College neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (72.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (64.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (25.6%) and 7.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Williamstown 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Williamstown 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Mt Greylock Regional High
1781 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA, 01267
07-12

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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
Williamstown Elementary
115 Church Street
Williamstown, MA, 01267
PK-06

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