These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Boston, MA For 2018


We used science and data to determine which Boston neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Boston

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Boston has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.45x the national median and household incomes are 1.62x the national median.

But where exactly in Boston do the richest of the rich people live? That would be West Roxbury where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Boston out of 16 for 2018:

  1. West Roxbury (Homes)
  2. Back Bay-Beacon Hill (Homes)
  3. Charlestown (Homes)
  4. Central (Homes)
  5. South Boston (Homes)
  6. Jamaica Plain (Homes)
  7. Roslindale (Homes)
  8. South End (Homes)
  9. Hyde Park (Homes)
  10. East Boston (Homes)

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $762,523. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Boston.

For more Boston reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Boston and the worst neighborhoods in Boston.

Or, for living around Boston, out the best Boston suburbs and the worst Boston suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Boston For 2018

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Boston by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, West Roxbury, was named the richest neighborhood in Boston.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Roxbury.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Boston ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Boston For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 West Roxbury $89,072
2 Back Bay-Beacon Hill $89,036
3 Charlestown $88,581
4 Central $88,233
5 South Boston $75,794
6 Jamaica Plain $72,222
7 Roslindale $71,782
8 South End $70,286
9 Hyde Park $63,651
10 East Boston $53,866
11 South Dorchester $52,158
12 North Dorchester $50,455
13 Allston-Brighton $49,043
14 Mattapan $43,564
15 Fenway-Kenmore $41,897
16 Roxbury $34,374

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