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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Bernardston is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 2,191. Bernardston is in Franklin County. Living in Bernardston offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bernardston and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bernardston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$897
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    384.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    960.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Bernardston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,647
National
$55,322
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Bernardston Reviews

2 reviews
Bernardston is a small, quiet town with a lot of charm. There are a few restaurants, a corner store, a gas station, and a Dunkin Donuts, and its about a 15 minute drive to the city of Greenfield which has a little bit more for shops and nightlife. Bernardston is perfect for families and there's usually fun events happening during the summer and fall seasons that bring the community together.
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Bernardston is lovely small town in a very safe, family-friendly area. The Bernardston Kiwanis is very dedicated to hosting monthly and annual fun community-oriented events for the town to attend.