Boston, Massachusetts 

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Population

667,137

16% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$54,485

Avg. Home Price

$587,000

Best Places to Live in Boston, Massachusetts

Regional center/Capital city - Central Massachusetts coast at the head of Boston Bay
Pros
-Education
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living

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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).


QUICK FACTS

City: Boston
Zip Codes: 02124, 02128, 02130, 02135, 02127, 02125, 02131, 02136, 02115, 02132, 30 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 29 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Boston is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boston jobs have increased by 1.45%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Boston's cost of living is 69.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Boston's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Boston's population is 667,137 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.17%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Boston is $587,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.19%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Boston

It's a good time to buy in Boston. Home Appreciation is up 7.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Boston Real Estate.

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Reviews for Boston   111 Reviews
Not for me - 3/13/2018
I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US... Read More

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Historical, culture, - 2/7/2018
Very convenient to get around by foot.. car traffic is more difficult. Top on historic, preservation, like walking back in history. North End, Haymarket Square, Boston... Read More

Ya know what? - 1/11/2018
The worst thing about Boston is that it is so expensive. And you know why? Supply and demand: people want to live here. I don't understand all the bad reviews. ... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
02124, 02128, 02130, 02135, 02127, 02125, 02131, 02136, 02115, 02132, 30 total
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