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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 18,245. 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
18,245

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$518,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,762
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
    43.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    21.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    211.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Sharon

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,734
National
$55,322
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Sharon Reviews

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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.
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Sharon is a wonderful community, rich and diverse in cultures and ethnicities. The nature in town is beautiful; Lake Massapoag is a wonderful, local and homey place to swim in the summer and beautiful to walk by in the winter. Borderland State Park is in the next town over and is a great place to go on hikes. Sharon itself is also in a great location, accessible to both Boston and Providence easily by the commuter rail which has a station in the center of Sharon.
I love living in Sharon. No where in Mass can you find a more diverse and educated populated that's actually safe and quiet. The people here embrace and appreciate each others' the cultural differences . There are lots of open spaces, trails and conservation lands. While there's close to zero commerce and property taxes are outrageous, the public schools are top notch and you can get everything you need within a 5 min drive. Wards berry farm, Audubon Moosehill and the Massapoag Lake are only some of the highlights. The real gem of Sharon are the people. I love my neighbors.