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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    277
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    693
    575
  • Theft
    907
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,110
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Ayer Reviews

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    LIVING IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN, THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS VERY STRONG. EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE AND WE TEND TO BAND TOGETHER TIGHTLY DURING HARDSHIPS. WE HAVE SO MANY SMALL BUSINESSES AND FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANTS AND STORES. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS SO SUPPORTIVE.
    Small charming town, with nice country feel, wonderful rent prices and safe town to live. The neighboring town Devens has large fields that are perfect for a picnic or an evening walk.
    I feel like people in this area don't realize how good they have it. Everyone may not be the wealthiest, but we don't have to deal with rich people problems in the towns surrounding us, and that's very relieving.