B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Haverhill Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    423
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    79
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499
    1
  • Theft
    1,313
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,888
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Haverhill Reviews

97 reviews
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Haverhill is an awesome city for young people and older folks to live and thrive in. It has a rich history going back into the industrial revolution, which is referenced through its historic mill buildings. There are many local businesses to support, including farms, grocers, beauty supply, vision/dental/medical centers and more. It's far enough out of Boston to see the seasons change year round in peace, with enough city life that you can find something fun to do most hours of the day. The downtown area is jam-packed with local flavor; from cozy cafes to boisterous pubs, there truly is something for everyone. There are also several middle and high schools to choose from, including a technical school in which students can learn a trade along side their traditional coursework. My husband and I have lived here for almost four years, and I went to school here as an adolescent. I would absolutely recommend the Haverhill experience to anyone!
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Haverhill is an up and coming city. The downtown area consists mainly of renovated mill buildings. There is a vibrant downtown restaurant scene that boasts some of Massachusetts best dining establishments. There are a variety of lakes and parks, most notably Winnekenni, a large plot of land surrounding Lake Kenoza. Diversity is one of Haverhill's greatest assests, bringing an amazing variety to the culture. There are also quite the variety of small, personally owned farms that provide fresh local produce in the warmer months. Although there is still room for improvement, Haverhill has done an amazing job enhancing the city in the last few years.
Haverhill is a medium, densely populated city; former shoe capital with factoryies turned into apartment complexes. It is diverse in its population and has a large variety of job opportunities. We have a small community hospital, which supports the population between two other hospitals; 10 miles one way and 10 miles opposite, leaving our hospital midpoint between the two.

What I would like to see change in our community is to see more problem solving/help in the form of counseling and education for the addiction/mental health population.