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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Saugus is a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,158. Saugus is in Essex County. Living in Saugus offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Saugus there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Saugus and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Saugus are above average.
About Saugus...
Population
28,158

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$374,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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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
    186.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,064.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Saugus

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,341
National
$55,322
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Saugus is a very peaceful town to live in. Here, you can do something as simple as walk around and explore and feel safe while doing it. That's exactly what I loved about living here. My experience here was one I will never forget. I felt safe and at home when I was in Saugus. One of the things I would change here is probably the transportation and roads. I would also change the economy of Saugus a little bit. But overall, Saugus is a place where you'll feel like home.
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I really like that Saugus is a safe neighborhood. It is quiet, but also united during festive or election times. I wish there was a little improvement in the school system. Oftentimes, homework is not given or extracurricular activities.
I like Saugus for the convenient location to everything. There are many restaurants and most of the people are friendly. The town does a lot for the community , which I believe is important. I do believe they could better their school system. Many of the schools are old and there are a lot of families that choose other options for their children's education, myself included. Hopefully they will improve the school system for the community.