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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  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 4,830. West End is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in West End offers residents a dense 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.
About West End...
Population
4,830

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$375,786
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,195
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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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
    123.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    41.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,381.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,045
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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