Boxborough is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,206 people and just one neighborhood, Boxborough is the 246th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Boxborough home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Boxborough real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Boxborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boxborough is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boxborough who work in computer science and math (18.51%), management occupations (17.77%) and sales jobs (8.90%).
Also of interest is that Boxborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Boxborough has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Boxborough 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.
Boxborough 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, Boxborough’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Boxborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 minutes every day commuting to work.