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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Boxford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 8,228. Boxford is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Boxford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Boxford there are a lot of parks. Residents of Boxford tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Boxford are highly rated.
About Boxford...
Population
8,228

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$627,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    3%
  • Own
    97%
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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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    239.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Boxford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$155,034
National
$55,322

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Boxford Reviews

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If you want to be completely isolated then this is the place for you. There is zero community and zero diversity.
The town —1which is supposed to be a good place to raise children—- voted down a new library not once but twice. The schools put no effort into sports and therefore get slaughtered by ALL neighboring towns -even the ones with less money for education and ones who are less taxed. Advice - move to topsfield or Middleton or even out of state to avoid this town. PS it’s woodsy Which means mosquitos and ticks are a major threat. It’s a farce that this is a family friendly town...
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This is a beautiful town! A wonderful sense of community , a small town feel but still close to highways & cities. The schools are amazing...great place to raise a family :)
Boxford is a nice quiet town with lots of walking trails, but it is in the middle of nowhere. You need to drive at least fifteen minutes to get anything other than pizza and even then the option are limited. Boxford is also not racially diverse at all. According to the 2010 census over 97% of Boxford's residents are white and we have a population of over 8000 people. I do enjoy being relax in my yard without seeing any other houses because of nice tree cover, but the privacy does not make up for the fact that there are no resteraunts around. I do not attend the local high school so I do not have any right to speak about this but I have heard from some people that it is not a great environment.