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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Shelburne Falls is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 1,756. Shelburne Falls is in Franklin County. Living in Shelburne Falls offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Shelburne Falls and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$846
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Shelburne Falls

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,364
National
$55,322
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Shelburne Falls Reviews

3 reviews
Shelburne Falls has become a bit of a tourist town in the summers, but that just means that there are big draws. People come to take in the breathtaking views of the Deerfield River Valley, and there are incredible dining experiences to be had. It is close to outdoor activities like skiing, whitewater rafting, and zip-lining, and if you ask around with the locals, you may be able to discover hiking trails and swimming holes. 100% worth the visit.
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Overall Shelburne Falls is an excellent town, full of kind and thoughtful people, great shops, and a magnificent library. The downtown area is a nice size, small enough in fact that you can walk from one end of the village to the other in just a few minutes. For such a small town though there is a surprising amount to do, from touring art galleries, to bowling and eating out. The surrounding area is picturesque, abound with hiking trails , and the pot holes, complete with roaring waterfalls. The only thing that could be better is if the public was allowed to swim in the pot holes because some kids sued the town after they injured themselves jumping off rocks resulting in a ban from the swimming area.
I love shelburne falls. The community is better friendly and use to tourist for a small town. The potholes and bridge of flowers to see if I'm area.