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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$877
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Belchertown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230
    1
  • Theft
    806
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,881
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Belchertown Reviews

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People generally support causes within the town. However, recently, the School Committee has been diminishing in usefulness, as unqualified people were elected to the committee and have made some ignorant decisions. Raising taxes so that our town's strong music and athletics programs may remain strong should be top priority.
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Belchertown is a small town were is everyone know each other. Everyone tries to help out each other when they can with rides and stuff. The public schools are safe and the teachers are very educated. What i like is the the town is has that mom and pop feeling not to many big market stores. The center of town is nice to relax and just hang out. We have a volunteer fire department which is rare.We have a small police department but we all feel safe in town. Our little league field is a mini-fenway (Boston RedSoxs) which is unique. Over all a town which i am proud to live in.
It is a small cosy neighborhood surrounded by nature. It is a great place for families the are looking to buy decently priced houses. I have lived in New York before moving back with my parents in here, I definitely do miss the business. Even though it is a very safe and friendly are it positions it a bit far from stores, bars, restaurants, schools and well your job most likely will be 40-1h away.