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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Plaistow is a suburb of Boston with a population of 7,677. Plaistow is in Rockingham County. Living in Plaistow offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Plaistow there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Plaistow and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Plaistow are above average.
About Plaistow...
Population
7,677

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,318
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
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
    25.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,161.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Plaistow

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,904
National
$55,322
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Having just moved to Plaistow, NH, we love it! Plaistow is close to the MA border, with beaches and hiking options. Plus you there is no income or sales tax. The Town has so much to offer, from shops and supermarkets to great food (check out Sushi Time), employment options and antiques! The Town Hall was very accommodating to us and the people here are very eager to help, with plenty of recommendations for restaurants, shopping and things to do in and around the are. Here's to our next five years in the town of Plaistow, NH!
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It’s really a town so good amount of grass and trees. Family friendly but plenty to do nearby. Good restaurants and some shopping areas. Malls, coastline, etc within 15-25 mins. Starting to get a little crowded.
Nice and quiet residential areas. Has some things to do (i.e. gyms -- both for weight lifting and gymnastics--shops for necessities, and nice restaurants nearby). Not too much to do for fun, but it is close can find many things to do within a 10-20 minute drive.