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Overall Niche Grade
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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 26,103. 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
26,103

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$465,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,851
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Burlington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,254
National
$55,322
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Burlington Reviews

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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.
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Actually, only my PO Box is in Billerica. I don’t actually have a real address while I am attending school. I currently live in an RV with my daughter because as a single mom I couldn’t afford the rising costs of living in an apartment. It’s hard being in school as it limits my work availability but I’m close to finishing my degree. I feel like I’m camping most of the time, which is nice except for the bugs. As I get further away from “civilized” living, I feel like assassin bugs and tarantulas are my main nuisances.
A very quiet yet warm town with great schools. There is tons to do here like going to the Burlington Mall, hanging out at the common (they have fireworks there on 4th of July), or going to AMC to watch movies. They have a great public school system with skilled faculty members. The multiple grocery stores as well as supermarkets make living here convenient and fun.