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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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+
West End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 4,872. West End is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in West End offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West End there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West End and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West End are above average.
About West End...
Population
4,872

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$465,125
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,228
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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West End Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    82
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    41
    500
  • Theft
    1,382
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$94,778
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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