A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  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
$739,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,703
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122
    525
  • Theft
    685
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$122,080
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Newton Reviews

15 reviews
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Newton, Massachusetts is a safe, family-oriented city just 5 miles outside of Boston. Due to it's safety, and it's stellar public schools, it is incredibly expensive to live here. The median cost for a home in Newton is over 1 million dollars!
I work as a teacher's aide here and although it's an outstanding public school system, there's practically no diversity when it comes to the educators. I still love working here; I just wish there were more people of color on staff.
Overall Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to work, live and go to school, and I'm fortunate for the opportunity to work here.
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Newton was a great place to grow up! Outstanding schools, friendly and active community, safe neighborhoods.
Despite the extreme temperatures in New England, I love it here. One particular thing I like about this area is our reservoir. People are able to exercise with friends and family and enjoy the lovely view-- especially during sunrise and sunset!