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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Milton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 27,527. 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
27,527

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$558,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,520
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Milton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$126,000
National
$55,322
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Milton Reviews

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Lived in Milton for a short time (under two years) but I have nothing but great things to say about it. We moved there before work unexpectedly took us out of the state. One of the major pulls for us were the schools, which are great, and the location which is just steps outside the Boston border is so convenient. Has a quieter, more suburban feel which we appreciated, but still accessible to the commuter rail and public transit. Schools are great, and the town is one of the more diverse for its type (a plus in my book!). Safe neighborhood, friendly residents, and plenty to do for a young family like ours. Loved being close to the Blue Hills for hiking and close to 93 for easy access to the highway. Just loved it.
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My family and I moved to Milton, mainly for the public school system, the alternative being Boston Public Schools which quite frankly wasn't a good option. We got into the market at a strange time and were extremely fortunate to find the house we did, in the neighborhood we did, at the price we did. Milton is a fairly quiet town aside from the traffic from surrounding Mattapan, Quincy, Dorchester, and Hyde Park. Milton also tends to be a cut through for most surrounding towns making traffic ridiculous at times. But Milton is in such a convenient location. The three years living here, I have never felt unsafe. In all, I enjoy this town. The people are friendly, the homes are beautiful, the school system is great, and it is in a prime location.
I have been living in Milton for about 4 and a half years now. I got to say the environment is nice however I wished they had more shops, more places to go and things to do. If you ever go to the Town Hall, the people working for the Town are kind of useless and not the best as I had pretty bad experiences. Other than that it is a pretty nice and small town to live in outside of Boston. The public school system is not bad either. The library is not bad and it is a good place to borrow books from and nice to sit down, relax or study.