B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  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

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 a fantastic city with a ton of different activities at any given time! In the summer time, there are loads of free events (concerts, park performances, museum openings, and sports events) for people of all ages, and the city really comes to life when the weather gets warm. The city is incredibly walkable, and the public transportation (though sometimes inconsistent and a little pricey) makes getting around really easy. Each neighborhood has a unique atmosphere, and the local bars and restaurants definitely add to those. Prices for rent and drinks in the city can be a little high, but for a young adult the night life is pretty great.
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    I came to Boston for college and I plan on staying. I tell everybody that it's a great "beginner city" for new city dwellers. I came from a suburban school town and in a couple years feel that Boston is truly my home. With the New England charm, you can sense the history in each step on the cobblestones at Quincy Market or on the docks on the Charles River. It's not usually too crowded and if you want a nightlife, you have to work a little for it. Unlike, NYC, we have a saying in Boston, the city that ALWAYS sleeps. This close down early, which make is really great for families. I plan to have a family in Boston and hopefully a dog. There's lots of dog parks and go food of all kinds! Boston is a community that I'm happy to be a part of.
    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.