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Overall Niche Grade
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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 25,965. 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
25,965

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$759,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,802
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    18.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    438.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    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
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    46%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Belmont

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$118,370
National
$55,322
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Belmont Reviews

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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.
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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.
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.