Bolton is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,132 people and just one neighborhood, Bolton is the 249th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Bolton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Bolton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bolton is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bolton who work in management occupations (19.77%), office and administrative support (11.10%) and computer science and math (8.30%).
Also of interest is that Bolton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Bolton is also a town of artists. Bolton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bolton’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Bolton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Bolton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bolton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bolton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Bolton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.