Boxborough is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,171 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Boxborough 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, Boxborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Boxborough 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 Boxborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.