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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
East Boston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 46,655. East Boston is in Suffolk County. Living in East Boston offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Boston there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in East Boston and residents tend to be liberal.
About East Boston...
Population
46,655

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,993
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,228
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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East Boston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    786.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,743
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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Although I haven't lived in East Boston for my whole life, I'd take it over Woburn any day. It offers quite a bit of commutability between public services and easy shopping for materials in Central Square. And if you're a student, Boston in itself offers the amenity of several well-known colleges (UMass, BU, Northeastern U.), making education locality yet another benefit. However, one thing I would change is the present rate of gentrification. By reducing it, we could compensate for the low-income worker and prevent homelessness. After all, raising rents is one reason my family came to this neighborhood to begin with, so why lose the affordability factor?
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I’ve lived in East Boston for as long as I can remember. I went to elementary, middle school, and high school here. I also attended music lessons at Zumix which is a music school where I met my best friends. East Boston is a magical city and I hope to have the opportunity to continue living here for as long as I can!
Overall, my experience living in East Boston is a very good one. I have lived here 16 years and I haven't had any serious problems with the neighborhood. Most things are a walking distance from where I currently live. The train station is 2 minutes walking, the supermarket is near by, the fire station is across the street, and the police station is a few blocks away. The only problems there are is with parking, especially during the winter time, and with the gentrification that is currently going on. Due to a raise in rent and expensive condos and luxury apartments that are opening up, many East Boston residents are being pushed out of their own homes.