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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$681,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,697
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183
    525
  • Theft
    397
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,685
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Belmont Reviews

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Belmont is a very small and cute town. Most have lived there for their entire lives and and thrive on the traditions of the town. Everything is in walking distance, which is great excersize after going to the the family run diners and ice cream parlors. After moving in to the town, I soon experienced the close knit unity between the people. Once you get involved with town events and the people, Belmont can be a great place to live!
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I love Belmont because you are able to experience the nature and rural-ness of towns like Concord and Lincoln, while also still being able to access the T and be just a short drive from the city. The town is only around 4 square miles so it's extremely walkable, and the houses are beautiful. However, the public school system is by far what makes Belmont a uniquely amazing town. If utilized correctly, the school system here could take you just as far as most private schools.
Belmont is just next door to Cambridge and Harvard Square, but has a small-town feeling with plenty of public parks and conservation land. Schools are excellent and the town is very "walkable."