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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
    B+
  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 14,985. Northborough is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Northborough offers residents a sparse 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
$415,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,399
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Northborough Rankings

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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
    19.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    79.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    504.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Northborough

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,608
National
$55,322

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Northborough Reviews

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The school system is good and like any place you have your fair share of effective or ineffective teachers. It was hard being a student of colour here, the town is very small and close knit. Although I did grow up here at one point I became uncomfortable. There are sports teams you can join and other extracurricular activities. This is a growing community and has expanded much in the past few years!
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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!
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.