The Cradle of Liberty, where dreams come true

Overview for Boston, MA

689,326 people live in Boston, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $46,843.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Boston

The Cradle of Liberty, where dreams come true
As a pivotal city in the nation’s founding, Boston has a rich history and unmatched beauty. Residents are proud their city is a world leader in education, and they support local sports teams in droves. Boston is highly desired by professionals, students, and families of all ages.

Boston blends modern and historical architecture, making it a uniquely New England city. Prospective buyers choose between luxury condominiums, classic townhouses, and exemplary single-family homes. As the city is densely plotted, many residents rent their homes.

What to Love

  • Birthplace of the American Revolution
  • High-end shops and restaurants
  • Academic hub featuring Harvard and MIT
  • Constant stream of events, sports games, and festivals

Local Lifestyle

Boston is a city that will welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home. Events conspire to bring the community together, giving new and long-time locals ample opportunities to connect. Boston remains full of life and excitement regardless of the time, weather, or season.

There is a vibrant nightlife in Boston as locals fill the streets and pubs to enjoy themselves. Stroll under the glow of the moon along the cobblestoned sidewalks and visit nearby art galleries, lush parks, and expertly curated museums. All these things will be right outside your door in Boston, so you need never have a dull moment.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The city of Boston combines the excitement of a bustling metropolis with the charm and beauty of a small town. Here you will find luxury retailers and restaurant chains alongside quaint cafes and small businesses run by Boston locals.

In the Seaport District of Boston, you will find Menton, a posh restaurant best known for its blend of French-Italian cuisine. The contemporary space is ideal for gatherings large and small and allows you and your companions to have an unforgettable meal. Just a short walk from the Boston Common is Grill 23 & Bar, which has won national awards for its wine and is a favorite location among locals for mouthwatering surf ‘n’ turf dishes.

An assortment of luxury retailers can be found in Copley Place, an upscale shopping mall that houses stores such as Balenciaga, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. Alternatively, there is Newbury Street, known as one of the most extravagant streets in the world for the high-end boutiques that line the road.

Things to Do

Whether it is your first or hundredth time exploring Boston, the city is sure never to disappoint. There is something for everyone here and countless ways to structure your day.

The oldest public park in the country is Boston Common, a 50-acre piece of land that is beloved by Boston natives and tourists alike. You can enjoy the charming park regardless of the season. There is also TD Garden, commonly known as Boston Garden, which is the home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics. Not only can you catch a game here, but you can also see concerts and ice shows. Fenway Park is another one of Boston’s singular sports venues.

Regarding live entertainment, nothing beats attending a show at the Citizens Bank Opera House. Also known as the Boston Opera House, this performing arts theater puts on Boston Ballet and Broadway performances. Feel free to explore a bit of the rich history the city is known for at the Museum of Fine Arts, which has a vast collection of pieces spanning multiple eras and countries.


Boston has exceptional educational institutions spanning all years of study. Some of the top schools in the area are:

Boston Real Estate

Navigating the Boston real estate scene can seem like a daunting task, but with the expertise of the RE/MAX Destiny team, your journey becomes a rewarding adventure. Delve into the vibrant heart of New England's jewel, Boston. Renowned for its unique blend of history, culture, and urban energy, the Boston housing market curated by RE/MAX Destiny offers diverse options for every home seeker.


Given the city's competitive housing atmosphere, homes often secure prices above their listed rates, showcasing the intense demand for Boston properties. Yet, with the guidance of RE/MAX Destiny, buyers and sellers find matches that resonate with their dreams.


In the grand tapestry of Boston, most homes are gems offering panoramic views of the city's skyline, and many pride themselves on vistas of the serene Boston Harbor. From the ever-popular single-family homes and chic condos to the more quaint townhouses, the listings at RE/MAX Destiny encapsulate the city's varied architectural charm.


Boston's neighborhoods are legendary in their own right. There's the bustling Back Bay, which the RE/MAX Destiny team often highlights for its eclectic mix of shops and eateries. Beacon Hill, with its vintage allure, showcases cobblestone streets and historic brownstones. South Boston, affectionately known as "Southie", exudes a lively nightlife and deep-rooted Irish heritage. Over in Cambridge, the home to academic giants like Harvard and MIT, RE/MAX Destiny showcases prime properties that resonate with intellectual elegance. Meanwhile, Brookline tempts residents with its lush tree-lined streets and upscale shopping arenas.


But living in Boston, especially when teamed up with RE/MAX Destiny, goes beyond just finding the right home. The city's vibrant lifestyle, combined with its higher cost of living, ensures an enriched urban experience. Boston's seasons might lean towards the chillier side in winters, but its walkability, a feature often emphasized by RE/MAX Destiny, ensures you're always in the heart of the action. With a thriving tech hub, the city promises abundant career opportunities, making it a magnet for forward-thinking professionals.


In sum, Boston, with its dynamic blend of old-world charm and modern amenities, promises an unparalleled living experience. And with the trusted guidance of the RE/MAX Destiny real estate team, your dream Boston home is just around the corner.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Boston, MA

Boston has 273,188 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 689,326 people call Boston home. The population density is 15,562.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.95 / 52.05%

Men vs Women

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Around Boston, MA

There's plenty to do around Boston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Creative Wellness Strategies, Appalachian Mountain Club, and body + fuel.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 2.43 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 2.67 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Work With Us

RE/MAX Destiny is a team of real estate agents who are committed to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge. We understand that buying or selling a home is a big decision, and we are here to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We will work with you every step of the way, from finding the perfect home to closing the deal. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is committed to providing exceptional service, then RE/MAX Destiny is the team for you. We are the best in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge real estate, and we are here to help you achieve your real estate goals.