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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
About Boston...
Population
658,279

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Boston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    432
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    227
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273
    500
  • Theft
    1,696
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,516
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Boston Reviews

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I was born and raised in Boston my entire life and every time I travel to another part of the country, my heart just wants to return back home. Boston is a very historical city and offers an array of different sites to peruse to ensure that you have a good time! From housing one of the most famous art museums in the Museum of Fine Arts to the famous Freedom Trail that makes its way through Faneuil Hall, there is something for everyone from every walk of life to do when they come to visit Boston. The only complaint I have about Boston is that it prides itself upon being a liberal city, but there is a clear divide between ethnic groups and non people of color. For many people visiting Boston or moving here for work purposes, this division does go unnoticed. It is also an expensive city to live in. It's a beautiful city, but it does come at a hefty cost.
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I have lived in this city all my life. The only time I have left to live somewhere else is for college. It's a big city, but a small town. Everybody knows everybody some how some way. Everyone is from everywhere, from the Carribean to Europe. Boston is a city of champions ( with a small curse). We have some of the best players and best teams. The birthplace of influential individuals from presidents to actors. A city where besides sports its also known for its education, health sciences, and rich history. No matter where I move to, Boston will always be home. You can take the girl out of Boston, but you can't take the Boston out of the girl!
I love the youthful environment because of the presence of several universities. In addition, its historical nature ensure that there is never a dull moment in Boston. It has a variety of restaurants, banks, shopping centers all in walking distance. Boston tends to be pricey and so if you have a family, ensure you can live within your means. Otherwise its a great city!