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
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    66
    525
  • Theft
    379
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3
    263

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

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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.
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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.
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.