Boston Real Estate Market Overview

Could Boston, MA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Boston. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Boston such as Cambridge a...nd Brookline. When you’re ready, Trulia has 736 resale and new homes in Boston lined up for you, including 55 open houses, and 320 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$382,500

Median Sales Price

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$305

Price Per Sqft

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$2,875

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Boston show a -15% year-over-year drop in median sales price and a 3% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Boston for May 18 to Aug 17 was $382,500 based on 16 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Boston was $305, a decrease of -30% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Boston for Jul 18 to Aug 18 was $2,875.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Boston can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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349

Counts of Shooting

339

Counts of Assault

269

Counts of Robbery


Best Schools in Boston

There are 35 schools in Boston.

Elementary Schools
8

Eliot K-8 School

Public, K - 8

6

Josiah Quincy Elementary School

Public, K - 5

5

Bradley Elementary School

Public, PK - 5

Middle Schools
10

Boston Latin School

Public, 7 - 12

9

Excel Academy Charter School

Public, 5 - 8

8

Eliot K-8 School

Public, K - 8

High Schools
10

Boston Latin School

Public, 7 - 12

8

Match Charter Public School

Public, 6 - 12

5

Fenway High School

Public, 9 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Boston by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
49%
Single residents
Home owners
35%
Home owners
Median age
32
Median age
Household income
$54,255
Median household income
College educated
43%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Boston commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
51% commute by car
0% commute by bike
34% commute by public transportation
6% commute by foot

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