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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
Southborough is a suburb of Boston with a population of 10,021. Southborough is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Southborough offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Southborough there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Southborough and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Southborough are highly rated.
About Southborough...
Population
10,021

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$584,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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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
    39.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    433.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Southborough

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$142,426
National
$55,322

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Southborough Reviews

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Great little town with excellent schools. A good compromise between a quiet suburb and access to amenities in larger surrounding towns/cities. Good access to the commuter rail line. The town itself is a bit homogeneous, but it is good to see that it is becoming a bit more diverse.
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My experience with the town of Southborough has been mostly negative for several reasons. The first is that it is extremely homogeneous. Going to school, there were only 2 black children in my grade and a small handful of students who identify as Asian-American. The school also teaches to the system and discourages children from inquisition and thinking for themselves constructively through exploration. No free time is offered at the middle school level even though studies have shown the importance of outdoor activity for learning in the classroom. Finally, the downtown area has little-no resources. There is an overpriced market, a pizza shop, and a barber shop. Opening more stores could be a great way to expand job opportunities, however the town center has remained the same.
Southborough is probably one of the safest places to live in, anywhere. Great school system that sends a good amout of students to Ivy Leagues. A generally quiet town- everything is dead by like 8. Diversity is lacking as the town is over 80% white. As a Vietnamese and Philipino student, I was definitely the minority growing up.