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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Ashby is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 3,195. Ashby is in Middlesex County. Living in Ashby offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Ashby and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ashby are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    725.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    568
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Ashby

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,833
National
$55,322
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Ashby Reviews

14 reviews
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Rural feeling, close to Nashua and a doable commute to Boston. Safe, nice schools and a great family town
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People are constantly running in the morning, walking the dog, farming or doing work around the house. We all stay active here, even though there are no indoor workout facilities. We have the great outdoors!

The closets hospitals are 30 minutes away optionally in two different towns. Most go to Heywood Hospital in Gardner.

Most people do drink in this area, and it varies per person what and how much.
Being a large farm town, its impossible to light the streets besides main street. Their is almost no crime from our citizens but the surrounding towns occasionally come here to commit whatever crime. The local market had gone 24 years without a robbery till last year actually; and the perp was from Fitchburg it turns out. Our police have actually grown in numbers nicely but the facility is an awfully small trailer, parked behind the town hall. I wish we could get enough money to build something for them. There is also a rumor of methheads living in the area, but they don't do anything to impact the community for any one to know for sure. Besides that, the only thing you need to watch out for is coyotes and bears at night.