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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Sheffield is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 3,170. Sheffield is in Berkshire County. Living in Sheffield offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sheffield there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Sheffield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sheffield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Sheffield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,250
National
$55,322
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Sheffield Reviews

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Sheffield is a beautiful small town in the Berkshires, where everyone knows each other. I have several family members who are politically involved in our town. Sheffield has had some recent tragedies, and the community has come together to support each other. Our school is in a regional district that provides to four other towns, but the student body is still very small. Our geographical location is convenient, because we are equal-distant from Boston and New York City. Sheffield is a very nice place to live, and I would recommend it to people looking for a small town.
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Sheffield is a wonderful place to grow up. It is rural, very safe, and very picturesque. Most people know and like their neighbors. The public high school has fewer than 300 students, and has wonderful teachers who know and really care about each of their students. Sheffield is located in the southern part of the Berkshires, an area well known for its rich culture. Sheffield has a long history of its own and people often come to visit the Colonel Ashley House, which was the home of enslaved African American Mum Bett Freeman. Mum Bett successfully sued for her freedom, and helped end slavery in Massachusetts. Sheffield has a quaint town green and people may be seen chatting in front of the post office at all hours of the day. The town has somewhat of a Norman Rockwell feel to it and I am very grateful I had to opportunity to grow up in such a wonderful idyllic place.
It is very isolated. No diversity