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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    6
    37
  • Robbery
    23
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190
    575
  • Theft
    554
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,721
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

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.
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.