Boston, Massachusetts 

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Population

669,158

+11.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$54,485

Median Home Price

$608,900

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.

Pros
-Education
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Cost of living

Local Listings in Boston
 $499,900 
118 Eutaw St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1243 SqFt
 $649,900 
4 Wentworth St
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 1972 SqFt
 $965,000 
59 Woodard Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2229 SqFt

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

City: Boston
Zip Codes: 02124, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02125, 02136, 02131, 02115, 02126, 30 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 29 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Boston is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 81.6% 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
Suffolk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Boston's population is 669,158 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Boston is $608,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.2%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Boston

It's a good time to buy in Boston. Home Appreciation is up 6.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Boston Real Estate

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Reviews for Boston   116 Reviews
Boston is great? Think again. - 8/6/2019
I was born and raised in Boston, the only good thing about this place is the money, if you have a great job. Other than that, the weather sucks, people are rude, people... Read More

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Boston gets a bad reputation - 8/2/2019
I grew up 25 miles outside of Boston and currently live about an hour north in New Hampshire. Boston definitely isn't for everyone its crowded and expensive, it can be... Read More

Overrated - 5/15/2019
I rated "Just Okay" because Boston did offer a few things that other cities didn't. The schools are good, the public transit is OK and it's proximity to NYC is a winner.... 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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NEW LISTINGS IN BOSTON
$499,900
118 Eutaw St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$649,900
4 Wentworth St
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$965,000
59 Woodard Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$829,000
451 E 8th St
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$4,950,000
34 W Cedar St
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$3,350,000
20 Pinckney St
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$6,200,000
126 Marlborough St
Bed 5 | Bath 6

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