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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Belchertown is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 14,967. Belchertown is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Belchertown offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Belchertown there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Belchertown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Belchertown are above average.
About Belchertown...
Population
14,967

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    415.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Belchertown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,300
National
$55,322
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It's a classic suburban, family-friendly town. I've lived here my whole life and the community is amazing. Our schools are also very good with many students coming from nearby towns just for the top-notch education.
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Belchertown is a nice family town in western Massachusetts. Many people may consider the town somewhat "suburban" due to the nature of having very little to do and many of the families that live her commute to a near by city for work. Belchertown is a town full of banks and pizza shops, and sits upon the beautiful Quabin Reservoir. Belchertown, despite its size, is a "small town," in the sense that most everyone who has or had a child in the school system knows one another and all about the many of the families, so in essence, much of live in Belchertown is not private if you are associated with the school system. Overall, Belchertown is a nice, quiet town to live in.
Family friendly, nice and clean. Quiet. Not much in ways of night life here but bars and restaurants are easy to get to in any direction. Great place to raise a family with lots of family events. We have a great fair every September and food truck fridays in the summer. We have 2 lakes to use for different reasons, swimming, fishing, canoeing. Traffic isn't bad and we have good schools and a diverse community of people.