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According to Zillow.com, Boston families do not have to worry about taking the kids out this Halloween. The real estate website Zillow ranked Boston the 2nd safest city in the nation for trick-or-treating this year. Zillow ranked the safest city list based on crime data, their Home Price Index, population density, and the site’s “Walk Score". Here are the cities that will give out the most candy, with the least walking and safety risks.
- San Francisco
- San Jose, Calif.
- Los Angeles
- Portland, Ore.
- San Diego
- Virginia Beach, Va.
- Albuquerque, N.M.
*Courtesy of Zillow
The Gate of Heaven School, which educated the youth of South Boston for decades, is being sold by the Archdiocese of Boston. According to Colliers International, the Archdiocese does not have an asking price for the 44,288 square foot property located at 609 East Foruth Street in South Boston, but will be reviewing offers throughout August. Although a residential development seems most likely, the property could serve as office, non-profit, educational, or institutional space.
Here are the four most expensive Boston/Cambridge neighborhoods for renters:
•Kendall Square - average asking price of $2,760. •East Cambridge - average asking price of $2,732
•Seaport - average asking price of $2,711
•Charlestown - average asking price of $2,515
The ranking was put together by RentJuice, an online real estate startup targeted at the rental market whose chief executive came up with the idea as a student at Harvard Business School.
The stats, in turn, are part of a new rental index for the Boston market just launched by RentJuice that is based on info from 14,000 property owners/managers and 90 brokerages.
Other scintillating findings include:
•Nearly 80 percent of the apartments on the market in the Boston market won't be available until September 1. Yes, the Hub really is a student town.
•The vast majority - 71 percent - of apartments available on the Boston market are one and two bedrooms. Studios account for 14 percent, while three bedrooms account for another 14 percent.