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Boston
  • City in Massachusetts

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Boston is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 689,326. Boston is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Boston offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Boston there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Boston and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Boston are above average.

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About Boston...
Population
689,326

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$581,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,685
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    457.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    131.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    243.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,439.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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