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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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+
Chinatown is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 4,447. Chinatown is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Chinatown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chinatown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Chinatown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chinatown are above average.
About Chinatown...
Population
4,447

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$762,188
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,519
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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Chinatown 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
    374.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    296.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,742.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,559
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    6%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%
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Chinatown is a very famous tourist attraction Boston. If you a favorite of any kind of Chinese foods, this is the place. This place has many drink stores to enjoy like tea do, kung fu tea, gong cha to enjoy. Famous places like the Chinatown gate is a place to relax and enjoy the view with lots of spaces to relax.
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Chinatown is a small town where you can get a lot of Chinese food. The place could have been more clean and more safe. People in the community is consider nice but could be better. Most people there are helpful and friendly but, there are some people that do not speak English which makes it hard to communicate. The place is small but has great drinks and great food. People should go and try.
The school system is getting better and there seems to be a lot of renovation. Many of the Boston Public School students are taking a stand for the budget cuts on schools. The voice of young people are being heard and there is a plan for implementing new technology and possibly a green curriculum. Meanwhile in Chinatown, there are new restaurants and buildings taking over vacant spots. In addition, the community space is becoming more lively because of new playgrounds being built and the features of Chinatown are still growing with the support of Asian community centers. Moreover, the library is still in the process of being renovated, however the old space has been customized and rebuilt with more updated technology. As time continues to advance, so does the environment of our community and the wisdom is constantly moving around. If I had a choice to live in this area again, I would choose it without a second thought. This area compared to other places like New York's Chinatown is much cleaner and easier to relax. I believe that in the future, Chinatown will continue to have new renovations and will continue growing as a whole community.