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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,295
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    281
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    506
    525
  • Theft
    169
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,886
National
$53,889
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Becket Reviews

    7 reviews
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    I love the beautiful environment, the quiet, stress free, laid back feeling. I felt safe and secure and had such a relaxing time. The political views of how the town hall is run could definitely use some updated, even state help. There are some serious infraction of assault within towns council.
    Review Becket
    Weather is all about extremes. Very very cold, or very very hot. Very very rainy, or very dry. Adjust quickly and you'll love it.
    I can't rate this low--it's a rural county. We don't have subways, taxis, etc... get a car, you're golden. No car, you're toast.