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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  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 6,542. 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
6,542

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$544,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,280
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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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
    15.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    243.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Harvard

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$134,355
National
$55,322
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Harvard Reviews

9 reviews
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Rich come for schools & leave. Seniors underserved. 2 yr wait for senior transport van. "Can't afford it." Contrast, organized lobby won vote to tear down 30 y/o school & rebuild for $58 mil. School rebuild = town in fiscal bind. High taxes.
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Pretty beautiful town, enjoyed my experience here; great people, great community, great place to live overall
Few crimes happen in Harvard. Usually it's just bored high schoolers moving benches into the intersection at night, knocking down mailboxes, or getting busted at house parties. Occasionally there is a robbery.