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Boston ranked as one of the “Best places to live”

Boston ranked as one of the Best places to live. Forbes ranks Boston one of the best places to live:

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PASSIONS: Great for arts/culture, fine dining, lifelong learning, volunteering and outdoor water and land activities


MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $719,000, 77% above national median

COST OF LIVING: 53% above national average

This historic coastal state capital satisfies a number of passions, especially lifelong learning, with its more than 50 area colleges. Arts/culture and fine dining are considered tops and there are ample opportunities for outdoor water and land activities (except for golf). Boston has good air quality and abundant doctors per capita. Winters can be cold. Elevation is 140 feet. The city is both highly walkable and bikeable and gets high marks for volunteering. FEMA rates the natural hazards risk as moderate. The serious crime rate is above the national average. The state income tax rate is a flat 5% on income up to $1 million, and 9% above that. There’s no state income tax on Social Security earnings, but there is a state estate tax.

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Source: Forbes Magazine

Updated: Boston Real Estate Blog 2023

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Boston has once again been named one of the best places to live in the United States. 

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023 report ranks 150 of the most populous areas in the country based on the quality of life, job market, the value of living there, and people’s desire to live there. 

Boston is in the top 20

Boston made the top 20, ranking No. 18 on the list with an overall score of 6.6. The publication described the area as feeling like a small town with all the perks of city life that’s also historic but ever-evolving. Bean Town had a score of 7.2 for quality of life and 5.2 for value. 

Huntsville, Alabama, topped this year’s list, followed by Colorado Springs, Colorado, at No. 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin, ranked third, and Boulder, Colorado, and San Jose, California, rounded out the top five. 

Boston wasn’t the only Bay State city to make this year’s list. Worcester ranked No. 69 with an overall score of 6.2, with a score of 6.9 for quality of life and 6.3 for value. 

Springfield was also featured, coming in at No. 117 with an overall score of 5.9 with a score of 6.8 for quality of life and 5.7 for value. 

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Boston is a great place to retire

Boston is not only a great place to live, but it’s also a great place to retire, according to the publication.  

In October, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boston 43rd on its Best Places to Retire list

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