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Pros

-Education
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Metro Area


Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country. The metro area defined as Boston-Quincy actually includes downtown and areas mostly south of city into Norfolk and Plymouth County. Suburbs to the west and northwest are covered in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area (see page TK); northern suburbs to New Hampshire are covered in Essex County (page TK).


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Quick Facts About Boston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Boston is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boston jobs have Increased by 1.33 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boston's cost of living is 60.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Boston's population is 619,662 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.33 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Boston is $407,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Boston public schools spend $20,677 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Boston.

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LOVE MY MA
SOOOO proud to be from Massachusetts. We have it all here. Great colleges, ethnic and cultural diversity, an hour either way from the pure heaven of the Cape, North... (read more)
re: Boston politics - 8/29/2010
Yes, not a place for Tea Partiers who rant about how they hate liberals. Texas... (read more)
re: Boston: dirty, deteriorating infrastructure, m
hello? you live in Dorchester…the least affluent, most diverse, albeit crime prone section of town. Everything you have said is either your skewed opinion or mockery.... (read more)
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