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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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South Hadley is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 17,737. South Hadley is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South Hadley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Hadley there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in South Hadley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Hadley are above average.
About South Hadley...
Population
17,737

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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South Hadley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    533.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    831.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in South Hadley

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,940
National
$55,322
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South Hadley Reviews

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I have lived in South Hadley my whole life. I love it here due to the fact that it is very family friendly, not extremely busy, and is a quaint little town. The only think I wish that would change is that the public schools would handle bullying better. I have been in South Hadley schools my whole life and I have gotten bullied from grade 8 until grade 12. They did a little to stop it, but they don't have the best rules for retaliation. I lost all my friends my senior years due to one girl. I reported her for bullying and she retaliated by starting school wide rumors about me. She also threatened me a several times. But besides the bullying issue. I believe South Hadley is a wonderful town.
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Overall this is a really small town with a few stores. Its kind of secluded in a sense, but the community here is really supportive and nice. There are a few colleges located in the surrounding towns and can be easily accessed with the PVTA bus transportation. it might seem like there aren't many things to do at first, but slowly you'll find its gem.
South Hadley is a great place to reside. It is a small town and the community is close knit. We value God, Family and Country and are there to help one another in any situation. Giving and helping those in need is what this town is about and living here has taught me to value all life. Because South Hadley has many farms our work ethic is important to us and what a better way to contribute to the world than through their stomachs. Work hard and play even harder is why I love living here and I would not change that for the world.