Allston-Brighton

Population: 67,713Median home value: $306,048 65 Ranks better than 36% of areas
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A+ Allston-Brighton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Allston-Brighton Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Massachusetts
Allston-Brighton
13737% more expensive than the US average
Boston
14848% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Allston-Brighton cost of living
B- Allston-Brighton Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,67839% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6039% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Allston-Brighton crime
C+ Allston-Brighton Employment Household income is 14% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$61,28111% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,95614% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Allston-Brighton employment
F Allston-Brighton Housing Home value is 10% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$306,04866% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,54663% higher than the US average
Home ownership
21%68% lower than the US average
Allston-Brighton real estate or Allston-Brighton rentals
C Allston-Brighton Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%equal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Boston K-12 schools or Boston colleges

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Compare Boston, MA Livability To Other Cities

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I greatly enjoyed living in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood

Attractions7/10
Community9/10
Nightlife10/10
Dining10/10
Shopping6/10
I first moved to the Allston-Brighton neighborhood during my sophomore year of college at Boston College. The Allston-Brighton neighborhood is located between Everett and Gordon Street. I was first attracted to the area because it has a great nightlife, a huge number of college students, and because it gave me the opportunity to live in a full sized house. During my first two years of college I lived in a three bedroom house, and later moved into a great five bedroom hour for my last three years. I found that the houses I lived in to be exceptionally well priced for a major city. I also liked how they had culture, a backyard, and that they were well maintained. I also really liked that the entire area was in very good shape.

One of my favorite things about living in the Allston-Brighton area was how I could find everything I need in the area. The area several large grocery stores, and I also really liked that there were a ton of corner markets that I could pop in for things I need. I also really liked that I could purchase reasonably priced clothing items in the area. I liked that there were a number of boutique clothing stores that I could go shopping at on special occasions.

I also really liked that when I lived in Allston-Brighton I was able to enjoy an exceptionally fun bar scene. I really liked going to the Wonder Bar, and the Common Ground Bar. I found that the area had a ton of wonderful places to hangout, and there were always a large number of young people looking to have fun. I also really liked that on any given night I was able to have my choice of going to a bar that was going to have live music, or I could go to a place that offered me the chance to just have a couple of drinks with my friends.

The Allston-Brighton area also has a wonderful public transportation system. When I lived in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, I was able to hop on a bus whenever I wanted to go downtown, and I was even able to take a number of different buses to a rail connection. I found that I could also walk around the area very easily, and I walked to school almost every day.
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Source: The Allston-Brighton, Boston, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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