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2022 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts

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  1. #1 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Brookline

    Suburb of Boston, MA,

    137 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Brookline's public transportation is excellent, and restaurants and businesses are everywhere in the historic districts, making shopping and dining an overall experience. LIVING in Brookline is a little bit more difficult though, as all parking is reserved for shoppers and visitors, so if you plan on being a resident here, plan on renting a separate home for your...You're a stones-throw from most activities though, and it may be more advantageous for those who can to avoid having a car all together. The only other downside to living in Brookline is the cost of...Living here has been a great experience so far, just a little strapping on the wallet..

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 59,223,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    The Port

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,658,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Cambridgeport

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It is a beautiful, progressive and still diverse neighborhood despite the gentrification that has been occurring in the surrounding areas. Unfortunately some of the local businesses have either....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,713,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Wayland

    Suburb of Boston, MA,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to Wayland 20 years (!) ago for the same reason everyone else does - great schools. As I finish raising two kids here, it’s been an amazing town for quality of schools and teachers, for rec....

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,823,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Mid-Cambridge

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Harvard Square for the past 4 years and absolutely love it. We are close to downtown, yet far enough away to feel like i still live in a residential area. The culture in Harvard....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 14,088,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    East Cambridge

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says East Cambridge is a highly walkable low-rise neighborhood. Taller buildings can be found closer to the Cambridgeside Galleria and east of the new Lechmere (about a 5 min ride to North Station)....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,554,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Riverside

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says If I could do it al over agin, I would definitely live here again. It is where I met my most beloved friends and my new school has given me so many new opportunities..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,912,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Oak Hill Park

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Moved to Oak Hill Park recently and we love it here! The area was designed to be walked with the family through it's many walking paths that surrounds a school/community center with a large field,....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,593,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Peabody

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Peabody my whole life and it is home to me! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in my life!.

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 12,719,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Cambridge

    City in Massachusetts,

    121 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Cambridge is small town, but has excellent resources and opportunities for middle school all the way through high school and college. Cambridge is very a diverse place. It's a small place where....

    Read 121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 117,822,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Agassiz

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I am a student living in the dorms and working in the area.

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,360,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Strawberry Hill

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,838,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Lexington

    Suburb of Boston, MA,

    96 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says The Town of Lexington in Massachusetts is well known for being the revolutionary town and holds that heritage true since its founding point. The general community thrives on helping one another, and....

    Read 96 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 33,304,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Cochituate

    Suburb of Boston, MA,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,730,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Wellington-Harrington

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I was born and raised in this Neighborhood, moved away for a few years and came back. A lot has changed, but still my choice to raise my own..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,361,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Newtonville

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've grown up here in Newtonville, and it was such an amazing experience! Everyone is very friendly, there are plenty of places within walking distance, and the schools are amazing. Such wonderful....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,389,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Newton

    Town in Massachusetts,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived in Newton my whole life; and although I feel like I live in somewhat of a bubble, I'm very grateful and privileged to live here. The public school schools offer a great education and have....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 88,322,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    West Newton

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I like all there is to do here. There’s plenty of food places, stores, and schools in the area. It’s very safe, there’s never a day where I’m feeling unsafe or scared to be out and about. Traffic....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 14,308,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Newton Corner

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    16 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says My town has been said to be one of the safest in the United States and even walking the streets in the dead of night I feel completely safe..

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,072,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    West Cambridge

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says The Cambridge area is one of the best places to live for the up-and-coming millennial. Harvard Square offers great transportation, food options, and nightlife. There is always something to do..

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,995,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Cambridge Highlands

    Neighborhood in Cambridge, MA,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,886,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Auburndale

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Nice, safe neighborhood in Newton. Everything is a short walk or quick bike ride, which is a big plus over other Newton neighborhoods where you need to drive everywhere. There's a commuter rail....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 9,929,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Newton Highlands

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says I lived in Newton Highlands for a couple of years and found it to be a very calm and safe neighborhood. One of my favorite places is definitely Hemlock Gorge; there is always something new to find....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,743,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Nonantum

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says For the past few years of living in Newton, Massachusetts, I haven't found issues with too much crime. With that said, I haven't found issues with crime at all..

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 9,393,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Live in Massachusetts.

    Chestnut Hill

    Neighborhood in Newton, MA,

    19 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,973,

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