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 811 resale and new homes in Boston lined up for you, including open houses, and homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$575,000

Median Sales Price

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$621

Price Per Sqft

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$2,900

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 4% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 0% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Boston for May 24 to Aug 23 was $575,000 based on 1,304 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Boston was $621, an increase of 5% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Boston for Jul 24 to Aug 24 was $2,900.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around 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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11,456

Counts of Theft

9,476

Counts of Assault

4,707

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Boston

There are 100 schools in Boston.

Elementary Schools
10

Edward Brooke Charter School

Charter, K-8

10

Brooke Charter School Mattapan

Charter, K-8

10

Brooke Charter School East Boston

Charter, K-3, 5-7

Middle Schools
10

Edward Brooke Charter School

Charter, K-8

10

Brooke Charter School Mattapan

Charter, K-8

10

Excel Academy Charter School

Charter, 5-8

High Schools
8

Boston Collegiate Charter School

Charter, 5-12

8

Milton High School

Public, PK, 9-12

8

North Quincy 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
$54,250
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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