Boston

Certainly the most historic city in the country.

Boston Real Estate

Living history meets the 21st century in this charming city on the harbor.
 
Boston is certainly the most historic city in the country, but it has also evolved into an urban oasis of high tech, high finance, higher education, diversity, and upscale urban living. There's truly something for everyone in Boston, a place where the Patriots fan yelling next to you in Foxboro may well be the financial advisor you meet with on Monday morning. One of the great things about Boston is that the city proper has managed to maintain its community-centric neighborhood vibe as it has grown and expanded into the suburbs.
 
There are many communities within Boston, each with its own personality. Jamaica Plain and Back Bay are two favorites. Back Bay begins in the heart of Boston, near Boston Common, and reaches toward Fenway Park. This is city living at its finest. Jamaica Plane is slightly farther out, and this tight-knit community is known for its green spaces, family-owned businesses, and indie restaurants. Seaport is another favorite, especially for those seeking a high-end, luxury lifestyle. No matter where you choose to live in Boston, you’ll find endless amenities and entertainment.
 

Things to Love

It would take days to list all of the things there are to love about Boston, but here are the highlights according to locals:
 
  • True melting pot of languages and culture—one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.
  • Charming and convenient—the metro area covers only about 48 square miles of history and the airport is just over the bridge
  • Beating heart of American professional sports champions, from Bill Russell to Tom Brady
  • Swan boats
  • Beacon Hill’s cobblestoned streets 

Local Lifestyle

Boston is a big city, so the lifestyles are as varied as the population. Some Bostonians go to the theatre, the symphony, or a gallery opening most nights, while others play rec league sports, coach Little League, and hang with their friends at neighborhood bars. Many locals don't pigeonhole their hobbies and friends, which is a benefit of such a diverse urban environment. In short, pearls mix well with Doc Martens here.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Where to find a late supper after the symphony, or grab a quick bite before you head over to the Gahden for a Celtics game? Legal Sea Foods is an iconic seafood restaurant with locations around the city, but the Copley Place location is superb. If you haven't been, they serve upscale seafood and steaks in a fine dining atmosphere. If you want a dress-up night out with views of the harbor while you enjoy your filet, Mastro's Ocean Club sits right on the edge of Fan Pier
When you're in the mood for luxury shopping, look no further than Newbury Street for the best in high-end designers—Armani, Cartier, van Cleef and Arpels, and Loro Piana dot the street among many other retailers. Between Newbury Street and Copley Place (where you’ll find Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Golden Goose, Dior, Moncler, and Tods, among others), you'll find everything you'll ever need.
 

Things to Do

Finding things to do in Boston is indeed a challenge; there's simply so much to appeal to everyone! There are a few things that you should definitely do not just once, but make part of your routine. Taking in one Red Sox game at Fenway Park, for example—could you really only go just once? Then there's Boston Common, a city park that boasts almost 600 years of history amid its gardens, athletic fields, the Frog Pond, and the famous swan boats next door at the Public Garden. Also in the heart of the city is the North End, where the Freedom Trail takes you past Paul Revere's house and the old North Church.
 
Not to be outdone by Nashville and Burning Man, Boston hosts the Boston Calling Festival every Memorial Day weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Past lineups have included Travis Scott, the Avett Brothers, Janelle Monäe, and Nine Inch Nails.
 

Schools

Spoiler alert—Harvard isn't actually in Boston; it's across the river in Cambridge. Even without “Hahvaahd” in its zip codes, Boston is home to some of the best education in the world:
 
Homes in Jamaica Plain
 
 
Homes in Back Bay

Overview for Boston, MA

672,435 people live in Boston, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $53,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

672,435

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,592

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Boston, MA

Boston has 271,914 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 672,435 people call Boston home. The population density is 27,488.527 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

672,435

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

47.99 / 52.01%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
271,914

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,592

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Single
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Boston, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Boston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Clarence R Edwards Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dante Alighieri Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Boston Children's School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Excel Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Boston Adult Academy
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Boston University Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Park Street School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
East Boston Central Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Learning Project Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Snowden International School at Copley
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
East Boston Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
The Advent School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Horace Mann School for the Deaf
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available
St Joseph Preparatory High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael High School For Boys
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Gardner Pilot Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Italian Home For Children
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Herman Of Alaska Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
German International School Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
MATCH Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
1/5
Baldwin Early Learning Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Columbkille Partnership School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
British International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Boston Collegiate Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
4/5
Roxbury Preparatory Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
2/5
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Bridge Boston Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help/Mission Grammar School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia Camp
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
UP Academy Charter School of Boston
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
James P Timilty Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
William Monroe Trotter
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Haynes Early Education Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Community Academy of Science and Health
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 10th
No rating available
South Boston Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
City on a Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
O'Bryant School Math/Science
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Maurice J Tobin
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Boston Collaborative High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Cristo Rey Boston High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Preparatory School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cathedral High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Greater Egleston Community High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Margarita Muniz Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Dr. William Henderson Upper
PUBLIC
2nd - 12th
1/5
Boston International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Acad.-Neponset Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Franklin D Roosevelt
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Washington Irving Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
William Ellery Channing
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
2/5
Another Course To College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Boston Teachers Union School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Pauline Agassiz Shaw Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Holy Name Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Neighborhood House Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 11th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
KIPP Academy Boston Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5