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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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-
Stow is a suburb of Boston with a population of 7,061. Stow is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Stow offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Stow there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Stow and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Stow are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$474,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,507
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Stow Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    265
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Stow

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$144,766
National
$55,322
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Stow Reviews

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Stows small town feel allows for an intimate community bond. There is lots of volunteerism and an overall strong sense of town pride. There are countless apple orchards which make for a great fall. Whether it is volunteering at the library, attending the annual Spring Fest or participating in the Lake Boon Carnival, Stow is a warm and welcoming town.
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Lived in Stow my entire life and I think it's the perfect town for families! The public schools are above average but the high school is a tri-town, shared between two other towns in the area. The people overall are super friendly.
Best town in Mass, absolutely beautiful with a dozen orchards, 72 holes of golf and lots of other beautiful parks and lakes. Stow itself doesn't have a whole a lot of restaurants besides Nancys is airfield Café and your standard Pizz/Chinese but is also a quick 5min drive to Hudson which has an up-and-coming night life along with several restaurants and breweries in Maynard and Acton.