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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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+
Mission Hill is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 18,834. Mission Hill is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Mission Hill offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mission Hill and residents tend to be liberal.
About Mission Hill...
Population
18,834

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,850
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    91%
  • Own
    9%
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Mission Hill 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
    298.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    221.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    398.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,256.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,759
National
$55,322
Families with Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Mission Hill Reviews

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Mission Hill is great if you're a recent college grad, medical resident, or otherwise twenty-something just starting out in Boston. Apartments here are affordable and aren't anything fancy, but provide all of the basics. I've never had a problem with anyone in the neighborhood and overall everyone has been quite friendly and good-natured. For transportation, it's worth investigating whether or not an apartment has parking available (some don't). But a car likely isn't needed. The MBTA E line as well as the 66 and 39 buses run right through the neighborhood, which can get you most places you need to go be it downtown, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury/Dorchester, or Brookline/Newton. Mission Hill also has a great number of little restaurants with a great variety of cuisines to try. Overall I'm very happy we decided to live here!
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Safe neighborhood with many college students and is very peaceful. Wentworth, Simons, MassArt, NEU, MCPHS college is all down the street. We have the 3 exam schools also down the street.
Moved to the neighborhood several months ago and have been enjoying it so far! I enjoy being near several green spaces and also appreciate how close several T-stops are.