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Back Bay
  • Neighborhood in Boston, MA

Report Card

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 B+
  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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Back Bay is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 16,447. Back Bay is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Back Bay offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Back Bay there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Back Bay and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Back Bay are above average.

About

About Back Bay...
Population
16,447

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,393,911
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$2,402
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Back Bay Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    214.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    219.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    433.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    6,809.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    195.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$118,840
National
$69,021
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

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