Bradford median real estate price is $527,952, which is more expensive than 71.4% of the neighborhoods in Rhode Island and 73.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Bradford is currently $2,273, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.6% of Rhode Island neighborhoods.
Bradford is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Bradford 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bradford neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Bradford has a 16.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.1% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (12.5%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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.
If you are planning to retire in Rhode Island, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Bradford 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 Rhode Island, 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 96.4% of neighborhoods in RI. If a Rhode Island retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
Did you know that the Bradford neighborhood has more Scottish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 25.4% have Italian ancestry.
Bradford is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Bradford neighborhood in Westerly 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 85.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.6% 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 Bradford neighborhood, 53.4% 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 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.3%), and 8.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Bradford neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (7.0%).
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 Bradford neighborhood in Westerly, RI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (25.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (24.0%), and residents who report English roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.9%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (8.7%), among others.
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 Bradford neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (80.3%) 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 (11.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.