Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesC
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Chelsea is a suburb of Boston with a population of 39,852. Chelsea is in Suffolk County. Living in Chelsea offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chelsea there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Chelsea and residents tend to be liberal.
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Working in Chelsea
Chelsea certainly isn’t Dorchester, but it isn’t very nice either. Roads and sidewalks need major work, Street and sidewalk litter as well as rats are everywhere and quite gross, and parking is absolutely atrocious. There are bars on every corner without consideration of civilian safety and quality of life (no one wants to live upstairs to a bar!), and traffic is terrible. But there are tons of corner stores so you’re never SOL on food and snacks!
Chelsea is a suburb just a mile north of Boston. Being just outside city limits has it's perks - especially if you have a car! Chelsea is known for its strong Latino presence, small City limits, and lower socioeconomic status - although it is clearly in process of gentrification, as much of greater Boston is. I am a young professional without kids, so Chelsea is a perfect location for me to have a lot for a little and without sacrificing much of anything.
The experience I have had with Chelsea has been wonderful. I have lived here my whole life and I love this small and diverse community. The families that live in Chelsea are very friendly, heartwarming, and resilient. One of the things that I adore about Chelsea are the different cultures that exist within the people who live here. In Chelsea, I would like to see a change in the economy. The economy is quickly rising and getting more expensive and it is becoming more difficult for the families who have lived here their whole lives to afford a decent and stable living situation.