A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$684,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,449
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    3
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75
    525
  • Theft
    525
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$132,237
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Overall my experience with Needham has been very good! I moved here four years ago, and have gone through al grades in the Needham High School. The high school is very prestigious and the teachers are great.
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Needham is great community for families just outside of the City of Boston. Safety is a primary concern for Needham, and is stressed in their excellent public school system.
Living in Needham has been great for me and my family. There are so many opportunities within this community for everyone to get involved. Needham is welcoming, inclusive, and fun to be in.