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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Sturbridge is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 9,537. Sturbridge is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Sturbridge offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sturbridge there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Sturbridge and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sturbridge are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,178
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Sturbridge Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    197.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    945.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Sturbridge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,440
National
$55,322

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Sturbridge Reviews

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Sturbridge is a quaint historic town in south central MA. Compared to the metro Boston area, it is an affordable, safe place to live.
Our regional high school offers students a wide variety of academically challenging classes, if they so desire. There are a number of advanced placement and honors-level classes available.
It would be nice, though, to see more businesses in the area. Employment opportunities are limited in our town. Some residents are more interested in historic preservation over economic progress.
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Sturbridge offers a wide range of Restaurants and eat outs from locally owned businesses, Parks including lake recreation facilities and a Village museum. Locals are friendly and curious, a step above your average New England town.
The town is small and far from the more exciting things in Massachusetts, but it holds its own with great restaurants, a lovely museum, and a movie theater. There is a fair sense of community as well, and the people are generally quite welcoming and friendly.