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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Natick is a suburb of Boston with a population of 35,385. Natick is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Natick offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Natick there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Natick and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Natick are highly rated.
About Natick...
Population
35,385

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$474,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Natick 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
    90
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125
    500
  • Theft
    1,079
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,372
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Natick Reviews

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Just moved here from the city and living it. People are so friendly. There are lots of open spaces for walking and running our dog. Within walking distance to plenty of shopping and conveniences. Housing market offer lots of options. Feel extremely safe here. The crime rates are negatively impacted by mall theft and not indicative of the community at large. Close to so many options and activities. Great place to settle!
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Natick has an excellent public school system, and is a popular living location for commuters, who take the downtown or West Natick commuter rail into Boston. Most of Natick is fairly picturesque and residential, the exception being the shopping area along route 9. South Natick has a more rural feel. Natick is also known for its huge indoor shopping mall. Downtown Natick has a welcoming and tight-knit feel, with events such as the weekly farmer's market and free concerts on the common in the summer.
Easy to get anywhere (rail, pike, rte 9). Great community and schools. Nice restaurants coming into a upper scale downtown.

What’s not to like?!