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
$769,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,799
National
$949
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
    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
A-
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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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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Lexington is a beautiful town year round, with excellent public schools and many ethnic backgrounds residing here. However, this is not a good place to raise a teenager. Due to lack of nightlife that encourages productivity and the high stress levels and competition at Lexington High School, many students are suffering from mental illness and even more abusing alcohol and other drugs. Many teenagers are spoiled with their rich parents money and big houses, showing as lots of attitude and parties almost every non-school night.
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.