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Beacon Hill is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 9,751. Beacon Hill is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Beacon Hill offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Beacon Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Beacon Hill and residents tend to be liberal.
About Beacon Hill...
Population
9,751

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$800,747
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,069
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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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
    129
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    150.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,170.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,933
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    6%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Beacon Hill Reviews

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I have lived in Beacon Hill for three years. It is not a very diverse neighborhood which is my biggest complaint of the area besides how much it costs to live in the neighborhood. However it is a nice neighborhood for children. It is quiet and nearby parks and is in the center of all public transportation.
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My neighborhood is the best of both worlds. It has a residential feel in that it is family and pet friendly, is located near many parks, and is generally quiet, but it is also located in the heart of the city and is within easy walking distance to many stores, restaurants, and museums. There is a wide variety of people here from young families, to older couples, to college students, to young professionals. It also has easy access to public transportation, but is also within walking distance to my job which is downtown. It is on the expensive side, which makes it hard for those just entering the workforce to afford it. However, this is going to be typical in most up and coming cities. Also, the general atmosphere of the neighborhood is very quaint, preserving the historical feel that is at the heart of living in Boston.