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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Belmont is a suburb of Boston with a population of 26,043. Belmont is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Belmont offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Belmont there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Belmont and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Belmont are highly rated.
About Belmont...
Population
26,043

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$813,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,903
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Belmont Rankings

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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
    19
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    288.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    372.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Belmont

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$120,208
National
$55,322
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Belmont Reviews

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I love the location from the city and feel it's an extension of Cambridge and Boston thus having diversity. However, I think that other towns achieve a better sense of identity, like Lexington. Love diversity!
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The schools are great! It is a small town, so there is little to no public transportation within the town, but there are busses to the surrounding cities. It is very safe, people don't even feel the need to lock their doors during the day.
My family goes back multiple generous in Belmont, the “The Town of Homes”. It doesn’t go without reason that many residents have deep roots in this area. The public high school is annually ranked in the top 15 in the state, plenty of small businesses can thrive in Belmont Center and Cushing Square, and it’s an all around really safe town (thank you to the Belmont Police, Fire Department and first responders for all that you continue to do.) Real estate is expensive and competitive but as a suburb of Boston with a great reputation that should be expected. A wonderful place to grow up, a good area for access and transportation to the city, and a friendly residential population that I’m happy to live alongside.