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Braintree
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Braintree is a suburb of Boston with a population of 37,220. Braintree is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Braintree offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Braintree there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Braintree and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Braintree are highly rated.

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About Braintree...
Population
37,220

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$456,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,522
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    102.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    10.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    140
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,122.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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