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Allston
  • Neighborhood in Boston, MA

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Allston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 26,484. 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. The public schools in Allston are above average.

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About Allston...
Population
26,484

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$516,177
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,992
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    197.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    97.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    515.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,071.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,520
National
$64,994
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

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