Most Expensive Winchester Neighborhoods
Winchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 22,270 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Winchester is the 90th largest community in Massachusetts. Winchester has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Winchester home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Winchester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Winchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winchester is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in management occupations (19.13%), sales jobs (10.30%) and business and financial occupations (9.79%).
Also of interest is that Winchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Winchester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Winchester is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Winchester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Winchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Winchester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Winchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Winchester is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Winchester, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Winchester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Winchester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.24% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Winchester in 2010 was $66,880, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,520 for a family of four.
Winchester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Winchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include Irish, Italian, English, German, Polish and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Winchester's cultural character, accounting for 15.14% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Winchester is English. Some people also speak Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||7,564|
|WINCHESTER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||83.42%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||16.58%|
|TYPE OF WINCHESTER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||68.75%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.14%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||11.72%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||12.40%|
|SIZE OF WINCHESTER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.46%|
|AGE OF WINCHESTER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.52%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||18.60%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||35.41%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||40.46%|
|WINCHESTER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$790,334|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,792|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.94%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.00%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||2.18%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||4.52%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||6.23%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||10.26%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||32.40%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||23.39%|
|PEOPLE OF WINCHESTER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.79%|
|5 TO 17||23.03%|
|18 TO 24||4.81%|
|25 TO 34||5.10%|
|35 TO 54||33.50%|
|55 TO 64||11.07%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.69%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.92%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$141,829|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$66,880|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.01%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (19.80%)
Public Service (4.03%)
Real estate (2.89%)
Information Technology (2.71%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.78%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.04%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.28%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.23%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.52%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (27.39%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (80.98%)
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