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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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
Harvard is a suburb of Boston with a population of 6,570. Harvard is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Harvard offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Harvard there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Harvard tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Harvard are highly rated.
About Harvard...
Population
6,570

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$554,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Harvard 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,034.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Harvard

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$148,625
National
$55,322

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Harvard Reviews

13 reviews
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Harvard is lovely and historical; the people are friendly. Sports programs are offered through the town, and historically important buildings are preserved. The library is gorgeous.
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The pros are that it’s really small however the cons are also that it’s really small so while you will know everyone and be able to walk to many places, there also isn’t much to do around town and there’s no such thing as just dropping by the store to get something.
It is a close-knit community, but it is very expensive to live in. There isn't too much night activity and shopping options are very limited. The school system is very good and the community is a big benefit.