Boxford

9 reviews
  1. Suburb of Boston, MA
NG
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    NG
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    NG
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    NG
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    NG
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    NG
  12. Commute
    NG
Suburb of
Boston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$578,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    3%
  • Own
    97%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    575
  • Theft
    194
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$127,813
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

9 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    5
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Boxford is a nice quiet town with lots of walking trails, but it is in the middle of nowhere. You need to drive at least fifteen minutes to get anything other than pizza and even then the option are limited. Boxford is also not racially diverse at all. According to the 2010 census over 97% of Boxford's residents are white and we have a population of over 8000 people. I do enjoy being relax in my yard without seeing any other houses because of nice tree cover, but the privacy does not make up for the fact that there are no resteraunts around. I do not attend the local high school so I do not have any right to speak about this but I have heard from some people that it is not a great environment.
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
Living in Boxford is quiet and has grown on me. I love being there to visit my parents because the atmosphere is very calm and peaceful. I have been living in Newton for school, which has more people and things to do in the area. I enjoy having this around me to spend time doing, but I love the quiet and peacefulness as it is a good escape from busy life.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
Great place to raise kids, excellent school system. Only complaint is that residents put too much worth on material items and large houses
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago