Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Medford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 57,771. Medford is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Medford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Medford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Medford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Medford are above average.
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Working in Medford
I love it here! It is convenient to so many areas of Massachusetts (Boston, North Shore, Metrowest, Somerville, Cambridge, etc.). It's suburban but still very active. Has great public transportation and access to highways. A great mix of ages of residents. Has many large-brand stores nearby but also great local restaurants. All-around an awesome place to live.
I am close to the MBTA, and to the Red line which gives me access to anywhere around Boston. In the next 3 years, the Green line will extend to a 7 minute walk from my house. Usually places near the T are very expensive, but Medford is quite affordable! If you own a car, there are very few places where there is not abundant street parking. My neighbors are all long time residences, and we share recycling bins, we help each other with dog-walking/sitting, pitch in with each other's shoveling, and other neighborly things. I love it here!
We really like living in Medford. Our kids are grown but about twenty five years ago new people came into school administration and upped the quality of the schools. My kids had not problem into getting into highly rated colleges and many of our friends who were looking into private schools glad they stayed with a public option. All the schools except the high school are about twenty years old. We live next to the Middlesex Fells, an urban forest, which if you include all the green areas adjacent to in though not officially part of, its probably over 3500 acres. Seven miles out of Boston you can feel like you're in northern New England. Adjacent to the Fells is Wright's Pond - Medford's own private swimming hole.