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    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
    B
Boxford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 8,198. Boxford is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Boxford offers residents a suburban 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
8,198

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$607,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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Boxford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    500
  • Theft
    252
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$153,578
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Boxford Reviews

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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 :)
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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.
Boxford boasts the safety and peacefulness of a rural town, while being close to larger towns and cities. It is an ideal place to raise a family with wonderful schools, libraries, and even ice cream.