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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  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+
Milton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 27,568. Milton is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Milton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Milton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Milton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Milton are highly rated.
About Milton...
Population
27,568

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$586,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,459
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Milton 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
    25.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    83.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    104.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Milton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,448
National
$55,322
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Milton Reviews

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Lived in Milton for about 10 years and moved to Texas for work recently. I can't speak highly enough about the wonderful people we've met there and all this small town has to offer. The schools were great! My husband and I had 3 kids in the elementary schools and one that attended Pierce Middle school and we never had an issue. If you're looking for a quiet, safe town with great schools to raise small children- this should be high on your list!
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First thing I'll say is, for one of the affluent towns in Massachusetts Milton is surprisingly diverse. My wife and I are both Doctors that work in the city but wanted to leave Boston for something more quiet as soon as we ready to give birth to our second child. It was one of the best decisions we've made. The homes are not affordable compared to neighboring areas but the trade off is the excellent schools and the safety of our neighborhood. Our kids love riding their bikes, playing with the other kids in the neighborhood and participating in the many sports programs Milton offers. We looked at a lot of great towns during our search such as Canton, Sharon, Westwood and Wellesley but couldn't beat the proximity to the city and the diversity we wanted for our children. We just didn't get the sense that those other towns offered that (I could be wrong!). I'd highly recommend Milton to any young families that can afford to buy here.
Grew up in Milton and attended Milton Academy. The town is wonderful for children and families. The blue hills is a great resource, and Boston is on the town’s front doorstep. History abounds. Milton literally borders the city, and access to it is second to none. Easy commute. The town is diverse, which is a benefit to all residents. A young professional couple considering a move from the city needs to look at Milton very closely. The whitewashed W towns are cut from a particular mold that we now recognize as dangerous, because children there lack exposure to diversity. Milton is different, and should be celebrated.