Boston, Massachusetts 

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Population

691,531

+11.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$54,485

Median Home Price

$667,000

Median Age

32

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.9

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts

Regional center/Capital city - Central Massachusetts coast at the head of Boston Bay. August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Boston, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
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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Boston, Ma Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Education
Arts and culture
Historic interest
Cons
Traffic and sprawl
Economic cycles
Cost of living

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).


Highlights

ECONOMY
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

COST OF LIVING
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

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

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

POPULATION
Boston's population is 691,531 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.0%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Boston is Real Estate: $667,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.1%.

SCHOOLS
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



Best Places to Live in Boston Rankings


Housing Market in Boston

It's a good time to buy in Boston. Home Appreciation is up 6.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boston is $667,000.
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Reviews for Boston   121 Reviews
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

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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

Best City in the US - 7/5/2021
I've lived in Boston for over 25 years and LOVE... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
02124, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02125, 02136, 02131, 02115, 02126, 30 total

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