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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Framingham 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
    259
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171
    500
  • Theft
    917
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,706
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Great diverse town! Schools are underrated -- such a diverse population means test scores are lower than some other towns, but the programs and teaching quality is fantastic. Lots of AP classes at the high school. Great elementary school programs, including 2-way bilingual programming. Decent commute to Boston, Worcester, Providence - and lots of jobs in the metro west area too. Good diversity of neighborhoods - urban, suburban, and rural - rentals and ownership. I have lived here for 25 years, raised three kids in the public schools and love it!
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After living here for six years, I have no bad things to say. I am extremely close to the Natick mall, Shoppers World, and many parks and attractions. I would choose to live here again. I lived in Cincinnati Ohio before coming here, and at first was very sad to be moving. However, after I became acclimated, I realized how enjoyable Framingham is. I do not see a lot of crime or hear about it that often which is very good. I have never had problems with this town or the people in it. I do think that down town Framingham could use some remodeling. The bridge on central st just opened, and that is a huge help for everyone living here! I believe this town will draw in more people after they build the bowling alley. Over all I rate Framingham 8/10.
My experience with Framingham is great. Crime is not a problem where I live and I feel safe 99.9%. One thing I would like to see improve are the schools. Shools here in Framingham range from excellent to okay. I would like to see schools that aren’t so great in Framingham become as good as those that are great, so that everyone has the same opportunities to succeed. Overall Framingham is a great city but there is always room for improvement.