Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Malden is a suburb of Boston with a population of 61,094. Malden is in Middlesex County. Living in Malden offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Malden there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Malden and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Malden are above average.
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Working in Malden
It's relatively affordable in comparison to other neighboring towns and communities. Very diverse! Nightlife is varied, lots to do downtown and lots of restaurants that are excellent. It's in the process of being built up and the community will change as it gets more expensive and people get priced out much like other towns
Malden may not be one of the most developed of places, but it really feels like home. The people here are amazing, loving, and come from all around the world. Malden High School is the most diverse high school in Massachusetts, and being able to attend there has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I am not very unique or diverse myself, but being surrounded by all different cultures and seeing people celebrate their countries makes me so happy. I have been incredibly blessed to grow up in this wonderful city surrounded by such a diverse population of wonderful people. In addition, the Malden Public School system has been able to work wonders with relatively small funding. The staff throughout the schools are incredible, and almost every one of them is dedicated to the students' learning and many of them have changed my life for the better. I am impressed every day by the environment around me living in Malden, Massachusetts. It is a wonderful city.
Malden is a decent community close to Boston. There are many good restaurants especially in the downtown area known as Malden Square. It's close to Route 1 and I-93 with easy access to Boston by car or by train, with the orange line having stops at both Malden Center and Oak Grove. Malden has its fair share of crime, but I still feel pretty safe here. The neighborhoods near the Melrose and Medford lines are very nice and quiet. Two few personal favorites of mine are Belmont Hill (Around High/Hancock Street near the Everett Line) and Forestdale (East of Main Street near the Melrose Line). Malden is very racially diverse with a lot of immigrants. There are a few "bad areas" of Malden but they aren't even that bad and are mostly near downtown.