About Newton, MA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Newton is $1,175,671, which is more expensive than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Newton City Center is currently $5,338, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

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

Real estate in the City Center of Newton, MA is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Newton City Center are 4.5%, which is lower than one will find in 77.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Newton City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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

Notable & Unique: People

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Newton City Center neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 100.0% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Newton City Center neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, families with school-aged children and active retirees.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 65.0% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 12.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, 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 Newton City Center neighborhood is wealthier than 99.8% 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.

Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Newton City Center neighborhood may actually hold the key. 74.9% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 78.9% of the workforce in the Newton City Center neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Newton City Center neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.8% 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.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Newton City Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in the Newton City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the Newton City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 13.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Newton City Center neighborhood has more Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 10.4% have Russian ancestry.

Newton City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 City Center neighborhood in Newton 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.1% 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 86.2% 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 Newton City Center neighborhood, 78.9% 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 (7.1%), and 4.6% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Newton City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Chinese and Spanish.

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 City Center neighborhood in Newton, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (13.5%). There are also a number of people of Russian ancestry (10.4%), and residents who report English roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (8.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.3%), among others. In addition, 16.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Newton City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.8%) 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 (8.1%) . 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
Locked

Median Real Estate Taxes:
Locked ( effective rate)

Neighborhood Home Prices

blankimg

Rental Market

 

Average Market Rent:
/ per month

GROSS RENTAL YIELD:
Locked

MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT BY NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

blankimg
blankimg

Setting

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Look and Feel

blankimg

Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Newton, MA (City Center) HOMES

blankimg

TYPE OF Newton, MA (City Center) HOMES

blankimg

SIZE OF Newton, MA (City Center) HOMES

blankimg

SIZE OF Newton, MA (City Center) HOMES

blankimg

homeownership

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

Lifestyle

 
blankimg

Special character

 
blankimg

Age / Marital Status

 

Gender Ratio

blankimg

Military & College Status

 
blankimg

Employment Industries in City Center

 
blankimg

Commute to work

 

Means Of Transport blankimg

Vehicles Per Household

blankimg

Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

(100 is the most diverse)


More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

blankimg

Occupations

 

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (top 20)

blankimg

Languages Spoken (top 20)

blankimg

Unemployment Rate

 
blankimg

Average Income

 

Per Capita Income

blankimg

Median Household Income

blankimg

Education

 

Percent with College Degree

blankimg

Percent with Advanced Degree

blankimg

Income & Education

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total
Number of Crimes
Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

Murder
Index
Rape
Index
Robbery
Index
Assault
Index

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
3.28
National Median: 4
    City Center
    Newton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in

in City Center

1 in

in Newton

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Newton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
Burglary
Index
Theft
Index
Motor Vehicle
Theft

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
11.8
National Median: 21
    City Center
    Newton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in

in City Center

1 in

in Newton

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Newton Property CRIMES

Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

United States Property CRIMES

Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
20
National Median: 28.3
    City Center
    Newton
    Massachusetts

Neighborhood Public School Data

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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 about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Charles E Brown Middle School
125 Meadowbrook Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
06-08
F A Day Middle School
21 Minot Place
Newtonville, MA 02460
06-08
Oak Hill Middle School
130 Wheeler Road
Newton, MA 02459
06-08
Cabot School
229 Cabot Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
KG-05
Mason-Rice School
149 Pleasant Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
KG-05
Newton North High School
457 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
09-12
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
09-12
Zervas School
30 Beethoven Avenue
Waban, MA 02468
KG-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

NEWTON


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

GET FULL REPORTS FOR ANY SCHOOL IN THIS DISTRICT

SEE ALL SCHOOLS

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures
Support Expenditures
Student
Staff
General Administration
School Administration
Operation
Transportation
Other
Total Support
Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby