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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Boston is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 8,068. Boston is in Erie County. Living in Boston offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Boston and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Boston are highly rated.
About Boston...
Population
8,068

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Boston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,417
National
$55,322
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Boston Reviews

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It is interesting city. I feel same at home. Learn new cultures Meet new friends and new experiences. My first trip to America was very impressive. I saw the college I was interested in and I'm interested in studying in this city college. There are so many things I want to study and learn in that place. I want to live in a free country, have free thinking and support people with great ability. I hope to return to study and have a good future in Boston.
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Boston is a small town outside of Buffalo with a population of about 6,000. I have lived here nearly all my life and I plan to never leave. It is one of those towns where everyone is very friendly and kind. You never have to worry about feeling unsafe in Boston. If I could change one thing about Boston it would be to make the night life a little more interesting.
The atmosphere in this area is friendly. There is fresh air and beautiful views of the landscape. There's always something to do no matter what season, whether its skiing and snowmobiling or driving 20 minutes to the beach in the summer.