Surrounded by some of the best parks in Boston, Hyde Square is a tiny little neighborhood nestled within Jamaica Plain. It is home to just shy of 10,000 people. The neighborhoods proximity to Northeastern University and affordable housing attract everyone from students to professionals who work in the area. If you are interested in renting in this area, be sure to check out the list of apartments in Hyde Square on Renthop.
As soon as you step foot in this neighborhood, the diverse community that lives in it is very evident. People from all different kinds of backgrounds and races live here together. In fact, over 25% of the residents in Hyde Square are not born in the USA and both African American and Hispanic communities are highly represented here.
There are numerous schools and parks throughout the neighborhood, which attracts a number of young individuals and those with families. The proximity of Northeastern University and the affordable historic buildings and homes, make it a haven for students as well. As a result, people under 30 are the most common to find throughout this neighborhood. The streets of the neighborhood as constantly busy with people shopping and walking, and the architecture is very traditional and most homes are Victorian or triple deckers. These same streets are lined with various different restaurants, bars and cafes to check out that will satisfy all different tastes. The whole of Jamaica Plain has a fairly active scene when it comes to nightlife, but Hype Square tends to be a bit more sedated and quiet in terms of the bar scene.
In all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Square was the first area to be settled in by the English. In the early to mid-1600s, various different families began building homes here and it became a village. This continued and eventually people began to spread further and further, which led to Jamaica Plain being formed. It has largely been a residential neighborhood throughout its history, and this continues to this day.
While the cost of living in terms of things like groceries and gas are fairly similar in Hyde Square to the rest of Boston, the rent definitely is not. The rent throughout most Boston neighborhoods can often be well over $2000, but in Hyde Square, the average rent is just over $1000. Of course, there are places you will see that are much more expensive than that in Hyde Square, but there are plenty of affordable options if you know how to look for them.
Getting around in Hyde Square is no problem at all, no matter what mode of transportation you choose to do. While a large majority of people in this neighborhood either use public transit or drive, any method of transportation is possible. Public transportation options are great in this neighborhood as both the bus and the subway have various different pick up and drop off stations in the neighborhood. While driving is usually a big no no in Boston, Hyde Square is a fairly easy to drive into and out of, and with low traffic, you can be in Downtown Boston in around 15 minutes.
The streets are constantly lined with people going about their business, which makes running errands on foot extremely simple. Also, with the traditional architecture that I mentioned being plentiful in this neighborhood, people don’t mind walking and enjoying the scenery. Even bikers have it easy here as a number of the streets in Hyde Square have dedicated bike lanes for use.
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Hyde Square is located within 02130. This area currently has 39,316 residents in 16,072 households. Out of the total population, 25.75% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 33.9.
When looking at residents older than 25, 14.09% have graduated from high school, 30.04% have a bachelor's degree, and 34.47% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 69.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $79,419.
At least 54.55% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 31.1 minutes.
Geographically, 02130 is a part of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. This county is currently home to 767,719 residents, or 299,658 households with a median income of $57,439. Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents have a median age of 32.4 and 64.20% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Suffolk County, Massachusetts is a part of the greater Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The Boston, MA - NH - RI Urban Area is currently home to a population 4,343,828 across 1,635,254 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $77,009 and median age of 38.2. In general, at least 40.37% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.