Oak Square is a busy neighborhood of Brighton in Suffolk County. There are other great apartments in the surrounding area. Even more apartments are available in the adjacent neighborhoods of Newtonville and Newton Corner.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
Though urban environments tend to offer a similar range of conveniences, Oak Square residents enjoy a cost of living that is lower than other metros in Brighton, such as Newtonville. With an average expenditure of $86.9K/year per household, Oak Square locals spend less than people living in Newtonville, where reported household spending amounts to $132.3K/year.
The neighborhoods of Oak Square and Newton Corner are identical by the average number of people per household, 2.26, and similar by the percentage of households that have children, 15% and 20%, respectively.
Is Oak Square the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Newton Corner make an average of $80.7K, Oak Square residents are raking in an average of $132.3K.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation Near the Apartments for Rent
Oak Square is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. Washington St. and Market St., in particular, are two heavily populated streets that provide residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Use our apartment finder tool to help you conduct research on apartments in Oak Square.
Wine and dine with family and friends in Oak Square with dinner at Jasmine Bistro and drinks at Irish Village. Residents can choose from either pizza or deli snacks. For those looking for a local spot to kick back with a cocktail, check out one of the neighborhood joints, like Last Drop or Joey's. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Kfc and Subway are both around the proverbial corner.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Oak Square, check out the Yelp page.
Oak Square has multiple grocery stores in the area, including Johnny's D's Fruit & Produce and Brighton Gourmet & Cellar which are both located on Washington St. If you've got a hankering for something sweet or freshly baked, Twin Do-Nuts is in the neighborhood on Cambridge St. and Treats On Washington Bakery is also in the area.
Zisis Convenience Store and Brooks Street Market are two of the convenient retail options in Oak Square. Additional retail shopping includes Town Line Variety Store.
Neighborhood School Stats
Schools near the apartments in Oak Square are Lyon Upper 9-12, Bigelow Middle School and Mary Lyon K-8 School. It's important to consult with local school district authorities near the apartments for rent you are in interested in to determine the exact schools your children may attend.
Bigelow Middle School and Mary Lyon K-8 School both have strong to excellent student-teacher ratios. At Bigelow Middle School it's 11-to-1 and Mary Lyon K-8 School's student-teacher ratio is seven-to-1, which is the one of the lowest in the district among elementary schools.
Conservatory Lab Charter (District) has one elementary school. Conservatory Lab Charter (District) has a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student-body size than Boston district. Conservatory Lab Charter (District) has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Boston district.