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  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade B

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Reading is a suburb of Boston with a population of 25,132. Reading is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Reading offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Reading there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Reading and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Reading are highly rated.

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About Reading...
Population
25,132

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$562,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    11.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    59.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    371.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

Working in Reading

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,731
National
$62,843

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