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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Burlington is a suburb of Boston with a population of 27,059. Burlington is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Burlington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burlington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Burlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burlington are highly rated.
About Burlington...
Population
27,059

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$491,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,919
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Burlington 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,255.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Burlington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,443
National
$55,322
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Burlington Reviews

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Burlington is a very nice, safe community that is perfect to raise your kids in. The schools are great here and the town is very safe. I am proud to be from Burlington!
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I like Burlington because there is so much to do here! There are so many restaurants on 3rd Avenue and in the mall to try. There is a movie theatre, Kings Bowling, and beautiful parks if you are looking for things to do! The Recreation Department programs are varied (there's something for everyone) are of good value. Burlington is about a 20 minute drive into Boston, so for commuters it is not bad. The public transportation into Boston, however, is scarce; no commuter rail through Burlington. Also biking is dangerous because there are no bike lanes.
Burlington is an amazing town with many amenities such as the Burlington Mall, coffee places, and many restaurants!