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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
Dover is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,922. Dover is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Dover offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dover there are a lot of parks. Residents of Dover tend to be liberal. The public schools in Dover are highly rated.
About Dover...
Population
5,922

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,006,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,415
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    16.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    247.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Dover

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$204,018
National
$55,322
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Dover Reviews

13 reviews
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Dover has been my home for 7 years now and I have learned to love the level of privacy and security that comes from being a suburb outside a main city. While being less than a 45 min drive from Boston, I am able to have access to the urban scene but am not subject to the high population density or strain on resources. Dover has a great community within the town, as well as a highly performing school system. Given the space and immense amount of nature throughout the town, I would like to see more initiatives being put forward to utilise the outdoors more; I am very supportive of the rail trail project and look forwards to taking more advantage of the nature we are privileged to have surround us.
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Dover MA is a wonderful small town with scenic hiking trials, phenomenal public schools, and an overall homey atmosphere.
Dover is a very quiet and green area with lots of trees. It's a small town, so there isn't much to do in town, but there are numerous nearby towns and places with recreational areas.