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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$564,151
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%

Wayland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    1,472
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,802
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Wayland Reviews

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There is a decent bus system. The buses don't always run on time, but they are fairly frequent. Unfortunately, they stop pretty early at night. The roads are maintained terribly - there are tons of potholes and it seems like they just get patched every year, rather than replacing the road itself. Drivers are a bit unpredictable, which is scary to bicyclists, but they tend to be aware of pedestrians.
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The roads are notoriously terrible. The pot holes are out of control, and there are frequently sidewalks in need of repair. I think police and fire are present enough. Rhode Island has a reputation for being corrupt, but I haven't encountered it personally.
The houses near me are beautiful and very well maintained. The ratio of cost to space is favorable. Outside of this immediate area, the quality of housing decreases a little, but the rents also decrease proportionally.