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What Bert Has To Say About Boston-Cambridge-Newton 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

    The unemployment rate in Boston is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boston jobs have Increased by 1.45 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boston's cost of living is 69.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Boston's population is 667,137 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.17 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Boston is $499,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 14.43 percent.
    Boston public schools spend $22,944 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Boston.

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Boston: dirty, deteriorating infrastructure, mean,
I have lived in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Washigton DC, and have to say living in Boston has been an education on what I DO NOT want. At first I was excited moving to... (read more)
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