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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    787
    575
  • Theft
    562
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,152
National
$53,046
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Becket 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.
    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.