Population: 63,672Median home value: $273,402 59 Ranks better than 17% of areas
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A+ Roxbury Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Roxbury Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Massachusetts
12626% more expensive than the US average
14848% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Roxbury cost of living
F Roxbury Crime Total crime is 173% higher than Massachusetts
Total crime
4,90679% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2179% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Roxbury crime
F Roxbury Employment Household income is 51% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$34,61637% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,86333% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%91% higher than the US average
Roxbury employment
B+ Roxbury Housing Home value is 20% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$273,40248% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$84511% lower than the US average
Home ownership
23%64% lower than the US average
Roxbury real estate or Roxbury rentals
D Roxbury Schools HS graduation rate is 17% lower than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
73%13% lower 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

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Boston, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge763.14,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge764.98,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge756.213,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge743.312,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Roxbury, Boston734.432,855
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge725.311,671
Riverside, Cambridge723.911,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge714.95,061

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Arlington, MA808.244,408
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Wellesley, MA781028,909

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Roxbury Boston, MA Neighborhood Review

I moved to Roxbury about 25 years ago. For me it was due to a much needed chance of pace. The place has a great deal of charm and charisma because of its humble beginnings in 1630. Allot of people choose this area because it is very close to downtown Boston, yet remains independent. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Boston metro area, and the plethora of parks and churches are proof of this.

There are 21 different suburbs around the city of Boston, and they all have their unique attractions. It is an industrial town, and there are plenty of jobs. Also, the close proximity to the metro city allows exceptional job opportunities for all career paths. A culturally diverse area, students that live in Roxbury attend the Boston Public Schools, as this is a dissolved municipality. The Roxbury Community College is an exceptional school with good rankings.

For entertainment, the sky is the limit. The Franklin Park Zoo is a great place to spend the day for both old and young. The Shirley-Eustis House is a significant landmark, and having 33 acres allows a great deal of exploration. Built in 1747, this preserved landsite is a favorite of tourists in the area. The Fort Hill Tower is a favorite spot for history buffs. Build in 1869; this Revolutionary War defense is just one of the great historic sites. Because Boston is a historic city, these are numerous historical places that are fascinating to visit.

For shopping, I love to head down to Dudley Square. Known as the center's hub for African American culture, it has a wide eclectic mix of goods and plenty of quaint shops. Not just this area, but the entire Roxbury area is known to be the hub of African American culture for the Boston Metro area. The town is going through a renaissance and many changes are taking place, but it is still one of the most amazing places to live.

Crime rates are a bit higher than average, but it's still one of the greatest places on earth. Just practice safety measures and there should be no issues. The eclectic mix of neighborhoods throughout Roxbury and the friendly people make it one great place to live. There's always something to see and do and great food is always nearby.
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Source: The Roxbury, Boston, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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