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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
Groton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 11,301. Groton is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Groton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Groton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Groton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Groton are highly rated.
About Groton...
Population
11,301

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$459,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Groton 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
    17.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    35.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    166.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Groton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$126,883
National
$55,322
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Groton Reviews

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It is a beautiful small town. This town is incredibly safe for children, and has excellent schools. The people are welcoming and kind. Although there is not much to do commercially, there are a few hidden gems, such as rivers and an entire network of trails in the beautiful New England forest. It is not very diverse, but it is an incredibly inclusive place for diverse people. It is rich in local history, and has multiple historical buildings on Main Street. There are constant food and clothing drives run by the high school and a surplus of trustworthy, high-school-aged babysitters.
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Nice town for younger families, but expensive. The town is pretty gentrified, most people being rich/upper middle class. The schools (especially the high school) only care about scoring high in accreditation and their sports teams, if I'm being honest. They also don't do much when it comes to bullying situations, although they preach about their anti-bullying policy to the students and parents.
However, safety is pretty high, there's rarely any crime. A couple of smaller businesses, which is charming and encourages people to shop small. There are three dunkin donuts in town, and two private schools. The library is incredible, with a playground and field for the kids.
I would only recommend moving here if you're a young family, retired, you're a farmer, or your family is super into participating in sports.
I’ve lived all all over the country and love Groton. Schools (including SpEd) are fantastic. Lots to do either in Groton or close by. It may be a quiet town, but my family loves it and we have the best neighbors!