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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 11,282. 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
11,282

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Groton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    8.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    35.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    52.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    245.4
    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
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Groton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$123,918
National
$55,322
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Groton Reviews

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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.
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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!
Groton is very safe with great schools. It's different from most other Boston, suburbs in that there are way more woods, trails, and cows than almost everything else. If you're an avid hiker, mountain biker, or outdoor enthusiast with children this is the best location for you near Nashua and Boston. It can be somewhat expensive to live here, like most MA suburbs, but it is so worth it. I've lived here for 4 years and loved it.