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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$361,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Ashland 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
    103
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    149
    1
  • Theft
    434
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,911
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Ashland Reviews

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Ashland is a quaint town surrounding Boston. It is family friendly and is close to all major shopping areas. Ashland is a quiet town, which is nice, but also a bit boring for young adults. It would be nice to see some new restaurants or bars in Ashland.
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I have had an overall good experience in Ashland MA. I moved here during my sophomore year of high school and I was not excited. But I entered sports at the high school and got to know different people. Slowly the area grew on me and now I enjoy the school, the people, and the town. While it is far from the excitement of Boston, the surrounding area has many things to offer. One could go to the mall or to a farm and ride horses. Ashland, though small, is the perfect place for a family to grow.
Ashland is very friendly, neighbors often help each other out. The area can be pretty boring sometimes but there are usually events going on for the community to participate in. It's a small town so be careful with gossip.