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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Concord median real estate price is $992,426, which is more expensive than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Concord is currently $5,206, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

West Concord is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Concord, Massachusetts.

West Concord real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the West Concord neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in West Concord. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Concord, the West Concord neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of particular note, 9.6% of the people in the West Concord neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the West Concord neighborhood, where 39.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 3.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the West Concord neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Occupations

The West Concord neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 76.6% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The West Concord neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the West Concord neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Concord neighborhood has more Brazilian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.4% have Armenian ancestry.

West Concord is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 West Concord neighborhood in Concord 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 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.7% 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 76.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the West Concord neighborhood, 76.6% 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 12.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.9%), and 3.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 West Concord neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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 West Concord neighborhood in Concord, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report German roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.9%), among others. In addition, 15.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 West Concord neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (24.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (69.3%) 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.


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