Boston Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Boston, MA
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Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusettsand its largest city. Boston is also one of the oldest cities in the US. As the largest city in New England, Boston is a cultural and economic hub for the entire New England region. The city proper, covering 48.43 square miles, has an estimated population of 625,087 according to the 2011 U.S. Census, making it the 21st largest city in the country.
Boston was founded on September 7, 1630, by Puritan colonists from England. Boston's early European settlers first called the area Trimountaine, but later renamed the town after Boston in Lincolnshire, England.
According to the US Census, the city has a total area of 89.6 square miles 48.4 square miles (54.0%) of land and 41.2 square miles (46.0%) of water. Boston is surrounded by the "Greater Boston" region and is bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy.
Boston is sometimes called a "city of neighborhoods" because of the profusion of diverse subsections. There are 21 official neighborhoods in Boston used by the city. These neighborhoods include: Allston/Brighton, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown/Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown/Financial District, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury.
According to the US Census of 2000 there were 589,141 people, 239,528 households, and 115,212 families residing in the city. When including the Greater Boston region, rather than just the city itself, the total is approximately 4.5 million. Boston's population density was 12,166 people per square mile. There were 251,935 housing units at an average density of 5,203 per square mile. The 2010 U.S. Census population count for the city was 617,594.
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