B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$347,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119
    525
  • Theft
    465
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,316
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Billerica Reviews

48 reviews
All Categories
Billerica has good & bad. GOOD... lots of opportunities to be outside & meet your neighbors. Also, road improvement is always happening somewhere. BAD...The town makes no effort to enforce vehicle noise by-laws; as a result, Billerica has TERRIBLE noise pollution. Motorcyclists with illegal exhaust terrorize the streets at ALL hours like neglected kids with noisy toys. Litter is terrible here too. People toss trash onto roadways like it is their right to do so. They're selfish & short-sighted & should be fined heavily. There is a heavy "redneck" element that have nothing better to offer than mattresses, TVs, refrigerators & other bulky junk on their lawns. The only time these slugs get off their butts is to drag their trash into the woods to poison the aquifer & destroy the environment. The town needs to fine all violators & improve the community with fine revenue.
Review Billerica
I am a graduating Senior that has excelled academically, athletically and socially.
The only thing I wish the Town of Billerica, MA did differently was promote itself in a better light outside the community.
Billerica is a hard working community that is very family orientated. The people support the youth in all aspects, but can't figure out how to get out of the way to allow them to succeed on their own.
My overall experience with living in Billerica has been quite different from living in the city of East Boston. There are less people living in Billerica than the city, and its much quieter. I enjoy the scenery and do not like the insect activity. Overall I enjoy living in Billerica, but still miss the city.