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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
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Easton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 24,306. Easton is in Bristol County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Easton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Easton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Easton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Easton are highly rated.
About Easton...
Population
24,306

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$395,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,432
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Easton Rankings

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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
    107
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107
    500.1
  • Theft
    535.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Easton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,719
National
$55,322
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Easton Reviews

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Easton's core community is strong, but many of the less connected individuals fall prey to the growing tensions and division apparent nationally. The comfortable suburban hominess is overpowering at town events like the Harvest Festival, Christmas Festival, and various annual celebrations. In the school system, there is an obvious investment in the well-being of students from attentive teachers and parent volunteers. However, seeing as Massachusetts in a liberal state and Easton is considered a "Trump town" in a sea of blue, there are definite tensions around the Trump merch store, town votes, and other politically charged happenings. Easton thrives when it returns to its roots and struggles when it comes to making financial choices for the town.
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Pros: Easton is conservation and historic minded with numerous places to explore and experience wildlife, or plug into an aspect of historical relevance. Neighbors are friendly, and the downtown area is cute and walk-able with structures from H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmstead.

Cons: conservative value systems and stuck-in-the-mud baby boomer populations have left this town aging and increasingly isolated from youth culture and progressive ideals. A dramatic and inclusive social shift is needed to stimulate interest and excitement in this once interesting town.
It's a really nice small town with some good people. I've loved growing up here and I love coming back home to Easton after being away at school! It never changes.