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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 7,098. 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
$487,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Stow 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
    55.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    55.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    110.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Stow

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$145,967
National
$55,322
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Stow Reviews

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I moved to a neighboring town recently, but I have fond memories growing up in Stow. Everyone in my neighborhood was really friendly and willing to lend a hand to those who needed it. There wasn't much to do, especially since we didn't live near the town center, but the scenery/nature was gorgeous. Whether it be the Pine Bluffs beach, Honey Pot Orchard, or the abandoned military camp in the woods near the Assabet River, there were always places to explore. I miss living in Stow!
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I grew up in stow, and have loved my life here. Although it is really quiet and you need to go to any of the neighboring towns for good restaurants or night life it isn't too far, and the people who make up the town are amazing!
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.