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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
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Sharon is a suburb of Boston with a population of 18,400. Sharon is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Sharon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sharon there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Sharon tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sharon are highly rated.
About Sharon...
Population
18,400

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$539,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Sharon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    52.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    173.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Sharon

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,396
National
$55,322
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Sharon is a great town! It's quiet, small, and has a very homey feel to it. It's a predominantly white Jewish town, but there are a multitude of different races that reside here as well. However, growing up here you would here a lot of kids say that there's nothing to do in Sharon because of the lack of popular businesses (ex. Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, etc) and also the lack of entertainment industries such as shopping mall, outlets, or stores, movie theatre, etc. I guess it just depends on how quiet you like the town you live in to be.
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I've Lived here all my life and I can say it isn't my favorite town. The school system is amazing and even though the town doesn't have much to do the surrounding towns do and the lake is beautiful. However growing up as a teenager in this town has been quite hard. On paper Sharon is quite diverse however in reality it is much different. People often split up into groups by race or religion and rarely interact with others. People in the high school can be quite mean especially the class of 22 and 23. If your not Indian, Asian, or Jewish you are often treated as an outsider. However the high school has an amazing music and theatre program! Overall this isn't the best town for a teenager to grow up in, but for younger kids it's perfect.
Most people move to Sharon for the excellent public schools. However, the schools have recently been falling in the rankings. It is no longer worth one of the highest tax rates. They have recently approved numerous construction projects in a short time span, which just adds to the taxes. There is nothing to do in Sharon, and they are constantly pushing back against adding new businesses.

On the plus side there is plenty of nature in Sharon with a large lake with beaches and a state park.