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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Hanover is a suburb of Boston with a population of 14,397. Hanover is in Plymouth County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hanover offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hanover there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Hanover and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hanover are highly rated.
About Hanover...
Population
14,397

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,159
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Hanover Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    6.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    41.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    757.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Hanover

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$120,000
National
$55,322
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Hanover Reviews

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Currently living in Hanover and enjoy the area very much. Hanover is a quiet town where everyone seems to know each other and get along very well. I recently moved here a few months ago and i absolutely love the public schools system. The town is always having little activities going around town for both kids, teens and adults which is perfect!
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I have lived in Hanover my entire life. There are many great public accommodations and they have continued to greatly expand in recent years. My favorite location is the famous breakfast spot, The Eating Establishment, with tasty food, great service and cheap prices. I went to the public schools until high school when I left for private school. The public school system is very good but could be a little more challenging. I think Hanover is the perfect balance between affordable and a nice town.
Hanover is a wonderful town to raise kids in. It has a great public school system, town sports and community to get involved with!