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South Boston
  • Neighborhood in Boston, MA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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South Boston is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 37,732. South Boston is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South Boston offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Boston there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Boston and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Boston are above average.

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About South Boston...
Population
37,732

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$723,988
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,989
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    235.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    155.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    191.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,080.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    184.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$126,939
National
$64,994
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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