8 reviews
  1. Suburb in Massachusetts
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$790
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Acushnet Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    249
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306
    525
  • Theft
    575
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,421
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Acushnet Reviews

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I love living in the Acushnet/ Fairhaven area because of how small the towns are. I see people I know no matter where I go and everyone is very friendly. There is not much to do in this little town besides a couple festivals in the Summer and early fall, but it is just a ten minute drive to either Dartmouth or New Bedford which are smaller cites that have plenty to do. Also, I love living so close to the ocean. It is only a fifteen minute drive to many small beaches and about a twenty to twenty-five minute drive to some of the larger, more popular beaches. I do not think this town will change very much in the future besides maybe some more small businesses opening and some new houses being built. I would absolutely come back to live in this town again.
This area is becoming more open to new ideas and changes, more people in this area are learning to be more accepting of people from different backgrounds. The community is also very safe and community based, everyone knows everyone and we are all like a giant family and support one another.
The area has many successful small and local businesses and opportunity for more. The town has recently opened a nice nature reserve and has been working on improving the condition of the river and local parks in recent years. The value of some homes seems to be decreasing slightly due to more population and crime moving in, but over all a safe and quiet area.