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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 8,270. 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
8,270

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$662,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$850
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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Boxford 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    23.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    131.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    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
$174,340
National
$55,322

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Boxford Reviews

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I have lived in Boxford for almost all my life and it is simply beautiful. Growing up in Cole School and Spofford Pond School the staff were always willing to help you if you had any difficulties whatsoever. If you want to enjoy a nice scenic hike, you can go to the Boxford State Forest where you'll see a wide array of wildlife. We also have many vernal pools which make a great living space for frogs and other animals. Downtown Boxford you will see the 'Boxford Community Store' where they sell candy, pizza, and sandwiches. Attached to that store is 'Institution for Savings', a bank that many people love from the town.
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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...
Very nice small town. Large geographically but very isolated and with a small town feel. Excellent public and private schools nearby. One of the safest towns in Massachusetts. Very little ever happens here.