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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$900
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    669
    525
  • Theft
    1,019
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,494
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Agawam Reviews

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    Agawam has a balance of silence and bustle. It has the feel of a close-knit community normally found in a small town, but can also be very busy at times. This, to me, makes it a great place to live. Growing up I always thought I would move out of Agawam, however now that I have lived in another town for school, I have realized that I am most comfortable in Agawam, and have no plans of moving. The town is under development and I see great opportunity for my town in the future. One great example is Agawam's plans to use solar energy--keeping us current with modern technology!
    Agawam is a very safe town. It was rated, I believe, number eight in a list of top ten safest cities in the United States. I was very proud to hear that. However, the Agawam police have a reputation of being lazy and unreliable. I have heard stories of the police refusing to take reports of certain issues. When I contacted the police department in search of information I was ignored and never received a response. The police here have been under ethics investigations, and continually leave a bad taste in the mouths of residents.
    I love my town. Agawam is a quiet, clean and fun town that has a lot of good qualities to it. Having Six Flags in our town sometimes can be frustrating but it creates a lot of jobs for people of all ages and brings in business to the rest of the small town shops as well. We have a lot of little family owned and operated restaurants here, all with amazing food. The schools are very well organized and broken down which helps to cut back on bullying. The curriculum is very well balanced, which is hard to find in schools nowadays.