Boston, Massachusetts 

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+14.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

153.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.9

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is a bustling metropolitan city with plenty to offer. From the renowned Freedom Trail and Fenway Park to the scenic Charles River and Beacon Hill, visitors of all ages will find something to do in this historic city. Tour Harvard University or take a walk through the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill and see why it's known as one of America's most charming cities. From art and history museums to sports venues and delicious seafood restaurants, Boston has it all for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. Regional center/Capital city - Central Massachusetts coast at the head of Boston Bay.
Zip Codes: 02124, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02125, 02136, 02131, 02115, 02126, 30 total
Cost of Living: 53.4% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 29 ft above sea level

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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).


The unemployment rate in Boston is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boston jobs have increased by 4.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Boston's cost of living is 53.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boston's Cost of Living

August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Boston, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Suffolk county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 80.6% to 17.5%. More Voting Stats

Boston's population is 672,814 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Boston is $656,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Boston

It's a good time to buy in Boston. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boston is $656,500.
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Reviews for Boston   122 Reviews
Boston is great! - 4/2/2023
health care in the country, plenty of jobs, gorgeous architecture, cool neighborhoods, lots of great restaurants, and always something to do. The beautiful coast, the... Read More

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Many pros, but all are outweighed by the cons - 1/31/2022
I've lived in/near Boston my whole life almost. It has many pros such as a big city feel, extremely safe, reliable train transportation, great food. However any pro... Read More

Do you want to feel poor?! Come on down! - 10/4/2021
I moved to MA from the country of Georgia in eastern Europe. Then traveled quite a bit in the U.S. Boston definitely has its own flavor. Suburbs offer okay schools,... Read More

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