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  1. #1 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Back Bay

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    19 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Back Bay has everything a young professional can ask for. Easily accessible, great options for food shopping and entertainment. If there is any part of Boston you should see, Back Bay is the place to....

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 19,787,

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  2. #2 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Leather District

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Lots of young families are moving in. Our building has about half the apartments with kids, which is a bit above average. Very convenient cvs, grocery in Chinatown is about 3 blocks away. Great....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 140,

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  3. #3 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    West End

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,807,

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  4. #4 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Bay Village

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,315,

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  5. #5 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Allston

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    76 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says Allston is definitely less desirable than all of the neighborhoods surrounding it, and it has some downsides, but overall its a decent neighborhood. Its very affordable and has great nightlife.....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 26,484,

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  6. #6 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    South End

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says 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....

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 27,734,

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  7. #7 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Beacon Hill

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says My neighborhood is the best of both worlds. It has a residential feel in that it is family and pet friendly, is located near many parks, and is generally quiet, but it is also located in the heart of....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 9,207,

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  8. #8 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Fenway

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    101 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says The Fenway neighborhood is very lively and an overall safe area. It is in the heart of Boston and has easy access to famous museums and of course Fenway Park. The colleges of the Fenway are perfectly....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 33,506,

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  9. #9 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    North End

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Love it here! Right by the ocean, major subway and commuter stations, TD Garden, and literally steps away from hundreds of restaurants and cafes. My favorite neighborhood to live and play in!.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 10,359,

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  10. #10 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Brighton

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    110 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It's pretty good, definitely more desirable areas nearby like Brookline Cambridge Newton, but Brighton gets the job done as a nice, quiet, safe and beautiful neighborhood. A car would definitely help....

    Read 110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 48,248,

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  11. #11 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Downtown

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,827,

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  12. #12 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    South Boston Waterfront

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 3,791,

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  13. #13 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Charlestown

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Quaint Boston neighborhood. Great food! Access to North End, West End, Cambridge, Somerville within 10min. Beautiful waterfront views! Very dog friendly!.

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 18,269,

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  14. #14 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    South Boston

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    39 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says South Boston is a place where everyone helps each other out. You can build a stronger connect with the neighbor right next to you or even one block away. Commute is very convenient because it close....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 37,732,

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  15. #15 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Chinatown

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Chinatown is a very famous tourist attraction Boston. If you a favorite of any kind of Chinese foods, this is the place. This place has many drink stores to enjoy like tea do, kung fu tea, gong cha....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 4,717,

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  16. #16 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Jamaica Plain

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    72 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Jamaica Plain is a wonderful place to live, if you are looking for a place in the city but also somewhat suburban. The people in this neighborhood are very friendly and the ethnic backgrounds of....

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 44,775,

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  17. #17 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    West Roxbury

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    53 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says West Roxbury is a cozy neighborhood located in the confines of the city of Boston. Though it’s within the city, it acts more like a nearby suburb that is desirable to young families and retired....

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 33,988,

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  18. #18 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Mission Hill

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great location near the city but still feels very safe and residential. Lots of awesome restaurants! Easy to navigate and walk around..

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 16,347,

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  19. #19 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Roslindale

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    73 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in roslindale the neighborhood is diverse and has alot of local businesses. There are several schools in the area and kids are able to walk during the summer months. They also have the....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 33,014,

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  20. #20 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Roxbury

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    115 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It’s an up and coming neighborhood with diverse residents. Check out the urban garden on Thornton Street!.

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 52,675,

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  21. #21 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Hyde Park

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Hyde park for me has always been home. A great majority of my family has lived here for decades. In addition to that I have played in multiple neighborhood basketball leagues throughout the area that....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 36,735,

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  22. #22 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    East Boston

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    74 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Although I haven't lived in East Boston for my whole life, I'd take it over Woburn any day. It offers quite a bit of commutability between public services and easy shopping for materials in Central....

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 45,691,

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  23. #23 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Boston.

    Dorchester

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    312 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Vibrant atmosphere in a suburban setting. Dorchester is a dream location for millennials. There's an abundance of walkable bars and restaurants in the area, while the neighborhood also offers ample....

    Read 312 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 127,526,

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  24. Mattapan

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    59 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’ve lived in Mattapan all my life and I couldn’t think of a better area for me to grow up. Access to public transportation is just steps away, and playgrounds and trails are at our fingertips. This....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 26,973,

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  25. Longwood Medical Area

    Neighborhood in Boston, MA,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great neighborhood with the world's best medical centers and research institutions! Easy commute to and from the city..

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,402,

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