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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Southborough is a suburb of Boston with a population of 9,968. Southborough is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Southborough offers residents a suburban 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
9,968

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$568,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,307
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Southborough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    158
    500
  • Theft
    434
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$145,455
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Southborough Reviews

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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.
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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.
Southborough is a very charming town with some history behind it. The local schools are superb and the safety in the neighborhoods is comforting. I would highly recommend families to consider this town to raise children.