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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  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 25,555. Belmont is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Belmont offers residents an urban 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
25,555

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$711,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,710
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322
    500
  • Theft
    439
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,141
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Belmont Reviews

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Belmont has an excellent public school system. The students are motivated and intelligent and the teachers are dedicated. The Arts programs are incredibly strong but under appreciated. The focus at the high school is often pushed towards football even though all the students know the football team is a joke. The girls basketball team does 100x as well but gets less attention. Doing extracurriculars can be expensive, but the school is good about offering scholarships where needed. Finally, the reason I give it 4/5 stars is that although there is some aspect of "entitled rich kid" vibe, kids of all types are mostly embraced and find their way. Also, the schools just really prepare you for college.
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The Belmont schools are amazing, the teachers are great and as a high school student I can say that I am very prepared for my up coming college journey. It is a very safe town and a close knit community. It is very very expensive though, the houses when we moved in were average but have now catapulted and the people in counsel don’t take other residents into their consideration. I have overall had a fine experience here.
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!