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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Waban is a neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts with a population of 7,804. Waban is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Waban offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waban there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Waban and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Waban are highly rated.
About Waban...
Population
7,804

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,128,222
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Waban Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$200,071
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Waban Reviews

3 reviews
I like Waban because there are lots of educational studios/groups for children. I have a daughter, who is 5 years old, and I take to Waban to rhythmic gymnastics three times a week from Brookline because in Brookline we do not have such a studio, and studios that are available in Brookline are more expensive.
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safe and family friendly; very expensive housing. Zoning rules make it very difficult to build multi-family housing
I loved growing up in Newton, MA. I have always felt safe and felt that the public school system gave me a great education and well prepared me for college and for life.