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2009 home values

2009 home values

Find average home values for nearly every town in Massachusetts.
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Highest population density

Communities with the most people per square mile.

Community People per square mile
1. Somerville 18,156
2. Cambridge 15,768
3. Chelsea 14,991
4. Boston 12,199
5. Malden 10,956
6. Everett 10,937
7. Lawrence 10,153
8. Winthrop 8,664
9. Lynn 8,136
10. Brookline 8,135

Source: Massachusetts State Data Center

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Six overlooked Mass. towns

Six overlooked Mass. towns

Where can you find a home near Boston at a decent price? Try these six towns.
Kendall Square as a home

Kendall Square as a home

For many academics and young professionals, Kendall Square, long a center of the state's biotechnology industry, is becoming a place to live and play.
Mission Hill residents reflect on change

Mission Hill residents reflect on change

Officially part of Roxbury, Mission Hill is generally thought of as a distinct neighborhood, although one wedged between sharply different worlds.
A cultural remix in West Roxbury

A cultural remix in West Roxbury

As expensive real estate has forced a steady migration from Boston’s core, the diaspora has reached this outlier neighborhood.
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MCAS information for your area

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