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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Grafton is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 18,624. Grafton is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Grafton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grafton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Grafton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Grafton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Grafton 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
    53
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    53
    500.1
  • Theft
    180.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Grafton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,737
National
$55,322
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Grafton Reviews

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Grafton is a wonderful, beautiful new england town to settle and raise a family in. We easily have the nicest town center with a gorgeous common and very nice old homes surrounding it. The public schools are top notch, the new high school is really a fantastic asset to the community! Friendly people, low crime, and easy commuting are all what make Grafton my favorite town I have lived in. There are some very nice homes and estates in town, particularly in North Grafton, but they can virtually be found all over town.
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It's quiet, low crime, and has all the essentials (Dunks, grocery, liquor stores, gas stations).

The locals we have hired who are HS grads, can't spell, are always using improper grammar, and just aren't too bright. So I wonder about the quality of the education system.

There really is no night life, but a few places to have a meal or a drink.

There are very few decent jobs in town, but Westborough/Shrewsbury have good jobs for those of us in the IT field.

Commuting to Boston is horrible, whether driving or taking the sorry excuse for a commuter line.

We like it here, but will probably move away to escape winter.
Growing bigger by the day! Started off as a tiny town that invented valentine's day cards, now building new homes and creating jobs daily. Great place to live if you want a suburban feel without the fear of knowing every single person in your town.