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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
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Lynnfield is a suburb of Boston with a population of 12,847. Lynnfield is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Lynnfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lynnfield there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Lynnfield and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lynnfield are highly rated.
About Lynnfield...
Population
12,847

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$647,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,079
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Lynnfield Rankings

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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
    15.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    60.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    517.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Lynnfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,632
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Lynnfield for my whole life. I wish that there was more diversity within the neighborhoods and schools. However, homes are very hard to afford here. It's a desirable town as we are safe, have a strong community feel, we have excellent schools, and we are relatively close to Boston. We need to make the price of living here more affordable though. However, I must say as a previous student in Lynnfield and a current employee in one of the elementary schools, I cannot speak more highly of the faculty and quality of the schools.
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Very ritzy community, nice place, a little out of the way. Just barely far enough from anything that it's inconvenient to get anywhere except by car, but not a far drive from anything you need. The traffic isn't great because it's right next to several highways including state route 1.
This beautiful town is full of families who are mostly middle-waged to wealthy people. The safety in this town provides an ensuring life to raise a family here. Public schools are decent and Market Street offers stores and restaurants. Being in such a small town, getting to different places does not take long.