Crime & Safety
My answer may be biased, but we were robbed twice within the same week and the cops did nothing about it. They showed up, told us to make an insurance claim, and left. There were fingerprints and DNA all over the house from these burglars, but our police did not see it necessary to stop them. Although, they do close to nothing, they did get a brand new, very expensive, station.
It's nice and quiet. Neighbors are friendly. My three year old son attends the early childhood development school and has been excelling tremendously. They've been so helpful in identifying resources and teaching myself and my son on how to improve his speech and behavior.
Compared to the rest of the country, suburban Massachusetts is very safe and the education is sufficient. I am lucky to have grown up in such a safe community, but it was rather boring and quite lacking in diversity. It is very easy to keep busy here but it is very difficult to feel fulfilled especially as an artist. Growing up in a town that did not value the arts made it very difficult for me to feel comfortable expressing myself. I see this area as staying pretty much the same for a long period of time.