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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$736,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Lexington 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
    57
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    66
    1
  • Theft
    379
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$149,306
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Lexington Reviews

46 reviews
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The amazing town of Lexington is the birthplace of the American Revolutionary War. The Lexington school district is among the top ranked in the state of MA and nationally. It is a friendly, family oriented, environmentally conscious and affluent community. Lexington is also very charitable and provides many opportunities for community service. The real estate market is very expensive and highly sought after. Great place to live.
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Historical Lexington, Massachusetts has many perks and has drawn in numerous affluent families due to its emphasis on quality education. The town has many local family as well as corporate owned stores and local community events that get good attendance. However, the downside to suburbia is that there can be pretentious and cold vibes. Different is not always seen as good and there is a lot of pressure on children.
Although Lexington is pretty safe, there is unrest in almost all of the surrounding towns. Lexington has drug problems and noise complaints, but I am not aware of anything extremely dangerous. I currently go to school in New Orleans where we have had many armed robberies and some students have even been held at gunpoint and shot this year. Compared to here, Lexington seems under-control.