The map shows where residents in the Boston metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Boston, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.
The most desired areas tend to be in the west parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the east regions.
Median house prices in Boston, MA are $649,306, meaning Boston homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Tampa, FL and Minneapolis, MN, and found homes in Boston cost much more.
Compared to Massachusetts, Boston home prices are more expensive than the state's average of $564,391. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Boston, MA.
In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Boston varies significantly.
Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis
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