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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  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
    A+
South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 24,511. South End is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South End offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South End there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South End and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South End are above average.
About South End...
Population
24,511

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$961,354
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,667
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    262.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    243.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    277.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,093.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,980
National
$55,322
Families with Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I am living at Back Bay, South End. It is a good and quite neighborhood compared to Dorchester where I moved from. I have never experienced racism since I moved here eventhough there are more white people living in this environment. I love the place because it is close to the train station. The two major problems in this environment are, first, there are not enough parking spaces for the residents, and it is also difficult to find visitors parking. You need a resident permit in order to park your car. Secondly, things are very expensive in this neighborhood. The most important changes that we need in South End is to look for solutions to the parking problems by giving the same residential parking permit to all the residents because there are some spaces free for parking and the building apartment management will tell not to park in that spot or your car will be tolled.
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South End is a very diverse neighborhood in Boston representing many different ethnicities and races. It situated between Roxbury, Back Bay, and Chinatown with easy access to public transportation of multiple forms (train, bus, trolley). You'll find that it is relatively easy to walk from one end of South End to the other and it's a very family oriented neighborhood with lots of parks and gardens around.
I was raised in the South End for most of my life. The area is my home and my comfort zone. It was super easy to go to school (K-6) since I attended a great school near by. Not only is it convenient to get to Chinatown, Downtown, and nearby parks. I also live in an area that gives support the Chinese community, as well as those with low income. I love the support my family gets, however I also see little diversity. I accept the flaws my neighborhood has, since there’s always room for improvement. My experience in South End is safe and confortable.