A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$912
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    175
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    424
    525
  • Theft
    1,069
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,427
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

South Hadley Reviews

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This small town is very tight knit and welcoming community. I lived in South Hadley for my entire childhood and it was a beautiful place to live! McCrays farm was one of my favorite places to visit in the summer to get ice cream and pet the animals!
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A relatively nice, suburban area. I've lived here my whole life! Not much to do in town, but lots of stuff within a half hour or so!
This area, western Massachusetts, is my favorite place I have ever lived. It is quiet enough that the crime rate is low and I can still see the stars at night, but lively enough that there is ALWAYS something going on on the weekends. This area has a thriving local music scene, up and coming restaurants, and a very politically-active and community-oriented populace. I would love to raise a family here.