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
    B+
  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
$769,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,799
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    3
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    65
    500
  • Theft
    321
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$152,872
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Lexington Reviews

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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.
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Lexington is a very nice suburb to live in. The education system here is very highly rated, but the community in the area is really nice as well. The center is a popular destination for students to go to, whether during their free time during school or for after school expenditures. It's a very relaxing town, not too busy and rushed as one may feel from cities such as Boston, but its location is quite convenient in that the general Massachusetts area is all easily accessible using the mbta bus system that passes throughout Lexington and beyond.
An excellent community with a strong school system. Now more diverse with a significant demographic group that has come from both South and East Asia, as as well as well educated immigrants from Europe.
The schools are top notch and highly competitive. While your kids will get a great education that will prepare them well for college, they are not any more likely to go to a good college from this town given colleges want geographic diversity. For example 96 high school children students to Brown last year— and Brown took a handful. Fourty applied to Standford and they took one.
A less expensive community and private school education might work better if college admissions is your focus.