5 reviews
  1. Town in New Hampshire
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$854
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102
    525
  • Theft
    661
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    153
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,167
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

    Boscawen Reviews

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    I have lived in Boscawen for the majority of my life. While the town lacks diversity, the people that live here are all connected in one way or another. For example, the lady that works behind the counter at a local gas station used to be my bus driver in kindergarten. My grandfather talks about all the residents as if they were his childhood friend. Most of the people in the area recognize my last name, as my family has all grown up and lived in this town. The only issue I really have with the town is that it seriously lacks diversity. If there was more diversity, it would allow all of the residents to be more open minded and well rounded.
    The police do there job as best they possibly can. Very often I see officers sitting on the side of the road watching to ensure that people are following the speed limits especially with New England weather in the winter. I have been pulled over before by an officer I did not know because the person who my car was registered under had an expired license. When the Officer pulled me over he was extremely understanding, especially because I was not the one with the expired license, and told me I was all set to continue driving to school. It's the way they treat the people in the town that earns them such a good reputation. I remember my neighbors had a burglary in their home and they had talked to my mom about what the police did when they arrived and how they handled the situation. They felt safe. I can honestly say in my 18 years in Boscawen I have never felt scared or in danger on the streets because the town is so well taken care of.
    I love exactly where I live. In Boscawen, because it is such a small town, you quickly meet the majority of the people that reside here. While yes, there are always those few that stay to themselves, most are very friendly even if it is the first time you've ever spoken to them. All of the business's I know of are owned by people who live in the town or at least close by because they enjoy being here. The kids in the neighborhood love going to Bradley's Pizza as their main hangout even though it is one of the oldest, outdated restaurants in the area. However, that is why we love it. The food is amazing and the people that serve and make the food are the kindest you could ever meet. I would love to stay close to this town if not live in it when I move out on my own, that is why I am choosing colleges close to the area. I see this town only improving because as long as I have been here, which is my entire life, it has only gotten better.