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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Boxborough is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,794. Boxborough is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Boxborough offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Boxborough there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Boxborough and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Boxborough are highly rated.
About Boxborough...
Population
5,794

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$527,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Boxborough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    15.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    321.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Boxborough

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,207
National
$55,322
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Boxborough Reviews

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It is a very safe, quiet town. However, there are very few things to do. Excellent school systems, sports teams, and extracurricular activities for school-aged children.
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Beautiful suburban town. Very small and caring community with great schools and incredibly low crime rate. It's a bit far from Boston, but if you don't mind the commute, this is a great place to live.
I've lived 14 out of my 16 years of life here, I love everything around here. The only downside to living in some parts of Boxbourgh, is that it is isolated. We also hardly have sidewalks.