A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Medford 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
    110
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    38
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500
  • Theft
    933
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,607
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Medford Reviews

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Medford has good public schools and the community is very close nit. The area is safe and there has been new development to encourage revenue which also offers entertainment for the students. They are also home to Tufts university, an amazing college. High school students have good opportunities and the school has become very diverse. Although I do think the schools and city needs to work on becoming more diverse rather than just having diversity and some areas or Medford need some help from the city
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Medford is only a couple miles from Harvard, The Boston Common and anywhere else interesting in Boston, as well as only a few miles form state parks to the west. Medford is Boston, but has homes rather than just apartments, it's a great place to live and a great place to raise a family. I love it!
I have found Medford to be a great place to live. Living near the Malden river supplies me with great parks and scenery for a great calm walk with my dog. I also enjoy the many shopping centers that are easily accessible, even during high traffic times. The restaurants in Medford are great and I actually go out several times a week for dinner. The rent can be a little expensive as well as housing prices but its close to Boston and the commute is unbeatable. I believe once I'm in the market to buy a house I will stay in Medford because of their exceptional schooling.