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  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Littleton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 9,754. Littleton is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Littleton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Littleton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Littleton tend to be liberal. The public schools in Littleton are highly rated.
About Littleton...
Population
9,754

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Littleton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    466.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Littleton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$119,177
National
$55,322
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Littleton Reviews

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We have been living here for three years and our oldest started Kindergarten in 2018. It is an amazing community with so many activities for families. Shaker Lane school is such a good environment for the kids to evolve in. You are close to many options for shopping, hiking trails, beaches, one of the best playgrounds the area has to offer (castle in the trees). It’s just full of not pretentious nice families who want a great town and who really get involved. Community farm is thriving, they offer summer camps, sports activities, festivals and beyond. It’s nice to be a part of that period of change that Littleton is currently going through. And also such a good investment! We don’t regret our choice at all. Hurry up while it’s still so affordable. Let’s just hope they find new parking spots for the mbta Littleton station....!
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Living in Littleton for all of my years has been interesting. In theory, Littleton is a nice small historical town where people can happily and peacefully raise families. However, developments over recent years have obscured much of the town's natural beauty and history. Littleton to me is a very small congested area with people that do not change much or do much, which also just happens to be conveniently located near 495. For such a small geographical area with a small population there is a lot of chaos going on but also nothing happening at the same time. The schools are honestly not as good as their reputation, though the faculty is mostly pretty talented. The recent addition of things including the Point and new housing in virtually every available area of land that is not official conservation land has made the town feel even more crowded, and resulted in a loss of much natural beauty that used to be characteristic of this area.
Beautiful place, great people. It's a divided town because the Democratic process is pretty broken here. The police force hasn't had leadership from outside in decades. Appointments to town government are based on loyalty, not talent or experience. The good old boys run the town and they are mostly in real estate or construction, or developing their own land, and they are cashing in on the out-of-control growth so they do nothing to control it. The leadership is super sports-focused, to the expense of other interests or populations like the seniors. It could be much better.