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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Holliston is a suburb of Boston with a population of 14,634. Holliston is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Holliston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Holliston there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Holliston and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Holliston are highly rated.
About Holliston...
Population
14,634

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$435,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Holliston 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
    80
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    53.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    206.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Holliston

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,625
National
$55,322
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Holliston Reviews

29 reviews
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Holliston is a quiet town, small and sweet. I love the energy of the people who live here - laid back, but always ready for an adventure. There is a community built up around local business, which thrives off of customers eager to help. I would like to see the railings come off of the Eight-Arch Bridge. I understand that they are there for safety reasons, but they ruin the aesthetic of the old bridge which stands proudly in our little town.
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I love Holliston because it’s a small, suburban town. The education system is great, offering many different activities to fill your time. The sports is also a reason to come to Holliston because we are like the Patriots; we always win. The one thing people may find lacking about Holliston is that we don’t have any major shopping centers, historical monuments, or famous restaurants. Great if you live here, but not much for non residents.
I am lucky to say that I have had a wonderful experience growing up in Holliston, Ma. Holliston is quaint and safe and has provided me with a stable upbringing and high quality education at Holliston High School. The only feedback I would give is that it is very small which limits the number of activities to pursue. To go to the grocery store or a decent restaurant one must go a town over.