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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Marlborough is a suburb of Boston with a population of 39,776. Marlborough is in Middlesex County. Living in Marlborough offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Marlborough there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Marlborough and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Marlborough are above average.
About Marlborough...
Population
39,776

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,435
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Marlborough 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
    284.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    89.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    943.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Marlborough

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,228
National
$55,322
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Marlborough Reviews

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Since moving to Massachusetts, Marlborough has provided a welcoming atmosphere to live. There are plenty of places to shop and commuting to neighboring towns is within reasonable distance and time. Police presence is prominent which is reassuring, reinforces a sense of safety while out and about and they are professionals. Neighborhoods and streets are well maintained for the most part, very rare to come across a rundown building. Downtown Marlborough is pleasant with charming little shops and friendly staff at the local post office. Overall, Marlborough is pretty family friendly and a great place to live even for couples and young families.
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I've lived in Marlborough for over 8 years and it's a great place! Tons of parks, splash pads, wading pools, and other fun activities for kids like the APEX center. I'm 2 minutes from 495 and 290 and whether I'm going to Worcester or Framingham it's fast and easy to get around. The major has done an excellent job promoting and creating a solid economy for businesses.
I came to Marlborough after meeting my boyfriend three years ago. He was born and raised here, I was not. I have come to find Marlborough to be a diverse town/city. Downtown is small compared to where I am from, but is cute, none the less. There are different communities within Marlborough - there are areas with a large amount of large commercial size buildings filled with different business, there is the new Apex Center filled with shops, restaurants, indoor arcade, bars, bowling, adult and children filled activities, as well as fitness centers and apartments. There is a small portion of town that is run down with lower income families and housing. Throughout the years in Marlborough, I have not once felt unsafe. Generally all of the people I have come across, have been very kind.