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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Chelmsford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 35,086. Chelmsford is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Chelmsford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chelmsford there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Chelmsford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chelmsford are highly rated.
About Chelmsford...
Population
35,086

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
    70.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    950
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Chelmsford

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,955
National
$55,322
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Chelmsford Reviews

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A nice quiet town where people are friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed growing up here and having the opportunity to go to Chelmsford High School which is a great high school. The sports were also very good at the high school which inspired me to further peruse sports in college. Its a pretty tight knit community where everyone knows their neighbors and what is going on in the town. Another plus is that there is the bike path that goes from lowell and through chelmsford, ending in westford. Nice proximity to lowell which is a fun city to explore and 40 minutes from Boston. It is also great because it is close to the New Hampshire boarder and a 40 minute drive to the coast. Lots of benefits to living in chelmsford and my family has really enjoyed all of them. I would suggest this as a very family friends area to raise kids in because of the awesome schooling system we have here. I'd also suggest for anyone to check out great brook farms which is a gem in our town that is on the boarder..
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Chelmsford is a very diverse town, with numerous historical landmarks that add to its uniqueness and beauty. The community is very close knitted and connected. I’ve lived here for my entire life and just love the environment and activities that there are such as the Bike Trail, eating at Rosie’s diner which was featured on a TV show about restaurants, the Christmas tree lighting, and the fourth of July parade in the center of town. I love Chelmsford because it has a good balance and vibe.
I love Chelmsford because of the family feel. I like how much space there is compared to the city. I love the people and how genuinely nice they are. Chelmsford offers a ton of things to do for kids and adults alike. I gave 4 stars because Chelmsford doesn’t have much going on for young adults (early 20’s). Also, Chelmsford doesn’t have very good restaurants. Other than that, its a beautiful place to live!