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Needham
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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

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Needham is a suburb of Boston with a population of 31,957. Needham is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Needham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Needham there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Needham and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Needham are highly rated.

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About Needham...
Population
31,957

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,076,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,133
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Needham Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    43.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    6.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    62.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    431.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

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