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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
Marblehead is a suburb of Boston with a population of 20,488. Marblehead is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Marblehead offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Marblehead there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Marblehead and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Marblehead are highly rated.
About Marblehead...
Population
20,488

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$632,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,507
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Marblehead 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    426.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Marblehead

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$115,511
National
$55,322

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Marblehead is a small seaside town of 20,000 people. It champions the arts as well as sports. High school games are filled with townspeople cheering for their next door neighbors. Every summer (except this summer) the town has a huge July 4th celebration with local artists and musicians.
The town has come together as a community when one is in need, whether it is to raise funds for a sick child or support, build a community center for the elderly or cheer on the class of 2020. The entire town came together to support the high school graduates who could not have any festivities because of covid-19. A parade of cars followed by police cars and fire trucks cruised the town as onlookers cheered with signs. It is a town that makes you feel comfortable and cared for.
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Snobby little gem of overpriced homes. Maybe back in the day this town could raise its collective nose against its lesser than neighbors but today, not so much. A haven of former McKinsey consulting turned stay at home moms directing their failed dreams at helicopter parenting their kids through a miserably failing parade of schools (2 condemned in just the last two years!).

Just can’t put into words the torture that comes living in this town. Sure, people are nice when the weather turns sunny but the other 75% of the year is just trash. Save your money and heartache.
This is a predominantly white upper-middle-class town that lacks diversity. Because of this, housing is usually very expensive and unaffordable. It is a good place to raise a family, and many people do because of the low crime rate and the highly-rated public school system. There is not much to do at night or on the weekends except spending money on mediocre restaurants. Many people go out to surrounding towns such as Salem, which has much more entertainment and better, cheaper restaurants.