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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$930
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,452
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Babson Park Reviews

2 reviews
It's very boring. There is not really anything to do. And there are no kids around.
Review Babson Park
Small town, should consider having more shops closer as there is a university located right in the middle of the town. All shopping must be done 5 miles away. Not all students have cars are some are international students. There is only one small convenient store but they barely carry any important products and the prices are ridiculous. Definitely no consideration for the the university residents. However, it is small, quiet and safe location.