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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Bolton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bolton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Bolton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bolton, the average commute to work is 32.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.