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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    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
Northborough is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 14,846. Northborough is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Northborough offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northborough there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Northborough and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Northborough are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    26
    500
  • Theft
    980
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,147
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Northborough Reviews

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I've lived here for over 20 years and raised my children here. The town has managed to maintain its small town charm while the towns around it grow crowded and congested. The schools have always been excellent and the value of getting an awesome education without paying the high closer to Boston prices is a great reason to choose this town. There's quick Highway access plus plenty of spots for shopping and dining. And, of course, Wegmans!
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Great town for a family and great option to raise kids, with great schools, it feels very safe, pretty clean and tidy. Not much nightlife, but that prob shouldn't be the main concern of families with young kids, but there are many family friendly events. Properties and neighborhoods are well taken care of, public spaces are also. I just wish there was a dog park, that's the only thing I really miss and there are no alternatives.
A quiet town with a pretty good education system, very little crime, and lots of scenic nature for walking and such. Traffic isn't bad, there are stores to buy everything you could need in town, and the people are generally pretty nice. The biggest problem is a lack of entertainment/things to do. It's just a regular suburb.