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  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-
About Medford...
Population
57,180

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%
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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
    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
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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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I’ve lived in Medford my entire life and it’s been pretty decent. I have no complaints. The schools aren’t bad and there are plenty of things to do around town. Medford square is popping and you can even take a drive down Wellington circle into Assembly Row to see a movie, have dinner, or just hangout at an event taking place. Medford just got a new target as well!
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I love Medford - very diverse and very close to the entertainment areas in Somerville and Cambridge. We don't go south or the river much but its an easy commute to go to down town Boston. We live near a 3000 acre urban forest which is the Middlesex Fells reservation. Great hiking trails that make you feel you're in Western Mass. All new schools, and the High School has more AP courses than any other school in the state, and is also very ethnically diverse. Plenty of good restaurants especially asian . People are friendly and also a new dog park situated in a park by the Mystic River. A competent and efficient city administration and mayor. I wished that city councilors were by district like Somerville instead of all at large . Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
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