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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  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+
Lexington is a suburb of Boston with a population of 33,480. Lexington is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Lexington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Lexington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.
About Lexington...
Population
33,480

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$849,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,240
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    70.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    258.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Lexington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$172,750
National
$55,322
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Lexington Reviews

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I love the minutemen trail! Safe access to a relaxing nature walk! Refreshing, calming...
The town is cute, clean and drivers strictly respect pedestrian crossings making walking around the town feel safe. Great, strong competitive schools. The town's library is a gem full of resources. It is a safe, positive haven, for the elders as well as for our youth! The grounds are very well kept in most areas. My major issue is the rental quality. Outside the landscaping is maintained, but inside, expensive rental apartments are not well kept or updated. However, we overlook this because of all the pros living here. Hmmm and then that's why they keep increasing the rents. :(
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Lexington is a wonderful community in many ways. It is beautiful and safe with little to no crime. I have spent my entire life here. There is always something to do between the daycamps, playground, sports and concerts. You could not ask for a better town to raise a family in.

Sadly our town is very expensive. Income tax rates continue to rise. Flooded basements are a common problem and the abundance of trees can lead to frequent power outages. The schools are very old and overcrowded. The teachers are not always as patient and skilled as they could be. If you look at the taxes you pay in this town our education could be a lot better! There isn't as much for older children especially if they don't play sports or participate in the arts. This town can be VERY liberal and EXTREMELY intense about things which can be hard.
I have been living in Lexington since I was 3. The town itself hasn’t really changed much besides business like Orange Leaf and a few clothing stores that have come and gone.

What I like about this town is the diversity. I have been able to meet and make friends with people from the U.K, Japan, China, France, Belgium, Korea and so on through school. It is really amazing and a one of a kind experience to be able to learn about different cultures through being classmates with kids from all over the world.

If I had to change anything about this town, it would hands down be the culture. This town has a very like “if your white and have money then your well respected” but anyone who isn’t wearing the most expensive clothes or whose parents make a lot of money are basically looked down upon because of their status. I hope this will change in the future.