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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Oak Hill is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts with a population of 10,534. Oak Hill is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Oak Hill offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Hill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Oak Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oak Hill are highly rated.
About Oak Hill...
Population
10,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$963,317
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Oak Hill Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$154,211
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Oak Hill Reviews

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We lived in Newton for over 20 years. Although there have been changes over the years, it really hasn't changed much in terms of quality of life, however has done a good job keeping up with changing demographics and economics. This is a great place for working moms and dads to raise a family. Great schools, team sports, convenience of getting around for parents and kids as they grow older - and still feel like you are in a someone suburban neighborhood. Newton is the perfect size with accessibility to Boston and all the cultural advantages of Boston. I have lived in Atlanta, Dallas, Louisville, New York and the Detroit area. Although there are many advantages of all of these cities, Newton is safe, still pretty and easy to live in. Weather is a significant factor whether we will stay here. I see the future continuing to be bright and sustain its allure.
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Community is very important. Since it's such a big city, even though it's a suburb of Boston, there's an emphasis on uniting the different ethnicities, personalities and families in the area. There are constantly celebrations of the large Jewish cultures, Asian cultures, and also celebrations of the arts, the writing, and the talent in the area. It's a little split sometimes, because the North and South ends of the city are a little separated and split, but the city works hard to make special features of community.
Lots of focus and emphasis on local businesses here! Lots of variety and support for the local businesses, and they're definitely high quality local clothes, trinkets, and food!