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    C
  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Chinatown is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 7,634. Chinatown is in Suffolk County. 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.
About Chinatown...
Population
7,634

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$511,675
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,432
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    81%
  • Own
    19%
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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
$35,876
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    39%
    13%
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Chinatown Reviews

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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.
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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.
Everything is extremely convenient around here. For that, I would give 5 stars. Whatever I need is within a 5-10 minute walk, and the neighborhood is awake until late in the evening. That is a good segue for me to get into the cons... It's a very dirty area, and some streets (if not most) are frequented by very rude people. It is very dirty: there is trash all over the floor and overflowing from garbages outside of restaurants. There are cop sirens blasting all through the night. I actually just woke up to one at 6AM. Although I love the convenience of living here, I do not think I will continue living here once my lease is up.