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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
Allston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 32,698. Allston is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Allston offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Allston there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Allston and residents tend to be liberal.
About Allston...
Population
32,698

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,633
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,407
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Allston Rankings

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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
    197.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    515.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,071.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,298
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Allston is a safe, student friendly environment with easy access to all kinds of restaurants and convenience store. The nightlife is also versatile, including nightclubs, bars and hang out stores.
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Great stores, people, transportation to Boston, and schools. The bus system and the T are really easy to figure out and it is close to all of the universities in Boston!
Allston is affordable, friendly, and varied. Everyone from students to artists to families coexist happily. There is a wonderful flavor to the neighborhood, unabashed and uncomplicated. It is quiet, calm, with green backyards and happy dogs. Its been a comfortable and fitting home for the past three years.