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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,474
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Medford 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
    125
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197
    525
  • Theft
    975
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,445
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
Places like Medford
  • A
    Waltham
    • Town in Massachusetts
    • 35 reviews
  • B+
    Salem
    • Suburb of Boston, MA
    • 61 reviews
  • A
    Framingham
    • Town in Massachusetts
    • 101 reviews
  • A-
    Woburn
    • Suburb of Boston, MA
    • 47 reviews
More

Medford Reviews

92 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Medford
Rate 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.
I have lived here for about a year now, renting out a place with friends. Our lease is almost up and we are looking for a new place to rent around the city of Boston because most of us go to school and work in Boston. It is annoying to get around when you live/work in the city or the suburbs because of all the traffic!! Literally you have to plan accordingly everyday, even just to grocery shop. It is extremely stressful. I realized I am not a city girl after living out here for only a year. I am used to no traffic and easy access to anything like malls, shops, restaurants, etc. My roomates has left their cars unlocked a few times and they have been raided and stolen from.