201 reviews
  1. City in Massachusetts
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,320
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      432
      273
    • Murder
      6
      6
    • Rape
      36
      41
    • Robbery
      233
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      354
      525
    • Theft
      1,770
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      192
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $55,777
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    14%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      20%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      25%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      18%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      22%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      15%
      13%

    Boston Reviews

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    Boston is great! We have the Sox, Pats, Bruins, and Celtics. Home time pride is huge here! regardless, the environment is still welcoming. Long-term residents and locals make you feel at home. The only down side to such a progressive community is, the over aggressive gentrification. Destroying the livelihood of the city, in order to attract more money. Constant construction with horrendous driving makes for a disaster. Long story short, try some roast beef from Kellys' and enjoy the phenomenal architecture.
    Boston is an interesting place to visit but a difficult place to live in. For one thing, everything in Boston is ten dollars more expensive than it should be. Driving in Boston is a nightmare. It is similar to playing Chutes and Ladders with your car (its a board game). Outside of commuting and purchases, it is vibrant with culture, history, and an incredible bounty of assorted employment opportunities. Don't be fooled though! If it looks like a high salary, its a mediocre one in Boston, thanks to the escalated costs of living. Overall, a nice place to experience but not to reside within.
    Living in Boston is a wonderful experience! The T is an extremely helpful transportation system, and is easy to navigate for someone new to town. Downtown Boston is very nice to shop in, and around the city there are all sorts of shops for the odds and ends students normally need. The schools are very well known, and public schools, despite lack of sufficient funding, encourage students to thrive. There are parks all over the city that many people enjoy, and the entire city is pet friendly.