Boston

42.3601° N, 71.0589° W

Welcome to Boston

New England’s diverse, bustling, and historical heart.

 

Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s most exciting, historical, and prosperous cities on the east coast. Luxurious steakhouses, world-class seafood establishments, and highly rated eateries are prominent parts of life in this major New England metropolitan area. Redbrick townhouses, stately manors, and classical New England architecture are just a few small aspects of this charming yet bustling part of America’s most historic region.

 

First inhabited by Native Americans, Boston is rich in history. English settlers reached nearby Plymouth Rock in the 1600s and fought the earliest battles in American history over the next years within the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. Despite the vast advances this nation has made into the 21st century, the region has stayed loyal to its colonial roots, New England flair, and old-fashioned values.

 

What to Love

 

Local Lifestyle

Boston is filled with a certain pride and local spirit. The past is remembered, and local heritage is celebrated through each neighborhood. Dorchester, Boston’s largest and most diverse neighborhood, is home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and several artifacts from his lifetime. Dorchester Avenue hosts a wide array of global cuisine, and the nearby 485-acre Franklin Park is Boston’s largest green space. South Boston, affectionately known as “Southie,” allows residents to enjoy sweeping views of downtown Boston and the Boston Harbor and reside in traditional Bay-style homes. The South End is another culturally rich neighborhood. Old warehouses stand beside modern dining establishments, old-fashioned pubs, and streetside cafes. Designer boutiques, art galleries, and extravagant mansions line the streets of Back Bay, an affluent neighborhood known for Paris-inspired architecture, springtime blossoms, and old-world energy.

 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Boston is home to some of the best dining establishments in the nation. Seafood, steaks, and authentic Italian cuisine are abundant and have been perfected by some of the nation’s most talented chefs.

Strega Italiano has three locations within central Boston because just one was simply not enough. Surf and turf, stuffed veal, lobster ravioli, and homemade burrata are served alongside an extensive wine list in a glamorous setting for the perfect night out.

Teatro, another great option for upscale Italian cuisine, offers a modern approach to classic dishes. Located within Boston’s Theater District, their panna cotta, spinach ravioli, and lobster pasta make for the perfect pre-show meal.

Just south of town, Steel & Rye offers rustic, artisan cuisine emphasizing quality ingredients and craftsmanship. Lamb meatballs, fried olives, hand-tossed pizzas, and craft cocktails are perfect ways to stay warm on chilly New England evenings.

 

Things to Do

One of America’s most storied and diverse cities is rich in history, culture, and scenic beauty. The Freedom Trail is a collection of historical markers, cemeteries, churches, parks, and meeting houses that tell the story of the birth of America. Across two and a half miles, sites like the Bunker Hill MonumentMassachusetts State HouseUSS Constitution, and Old South Meeting House are just a few of the stops along the trail leading to freedom from The Crown. One of the most prominent stops along The Freedom Trail would be Boston Common. Dating back to 1634, it is the oldest city park in the nation. Beautiful monuments, 50 acres of meticulously maintained lawns, walking paths, and a central location have made it one of Boston’s most popular sites.

 

Schools

Boston is home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. One standout option is Harvard University; this private Ivy League university is the oldest institution of higher learning in the nation, one of the most prestigious in the world, and produces high-impact research to benefit the modern world. Nearby in Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is arguably the one of the most prestigious colleges in the world, MIT is famous for its science, technology, economic, and political science programs.

 

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

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

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

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,592

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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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
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