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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts with a population of 11,648. Chestnut Hill is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Chestnut Hill offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chestnut Hill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Chestnut Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chestnut Hill are highly rated.
About Chestnut Hill...
Population
11,648

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,351,893
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,907
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$146,292
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    59%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Nice place to live, very safe, but the transit is not good especially if you are trying to get anywhere and your plans are time sensitive. The people are a bit cold and no neighbors really talk to each other unless you've gone to school together forever.
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Chestnut Hill is a very secure, quiet, and overall nice area. For the time I have lived here we have had zero problems regarding the area, and our neighbors are pleasant.
I love the proximity to Boston because I am able to go in to the city every weekend. The community is filled with kind people. It's very safe to walk in and I am very comfortable living there. It's quiet; there is not too much traffic.