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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Sudbury is a suburb of Boston with a population of 18,940. Sudbury is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Sudbury offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sudbury there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Sudbury tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sudbury are highly rated.
About Sudbury...
Population
18,940

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$677,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Sudbury 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
    40.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    30.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    294
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Sudbury

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$176,570
National
$55,322

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Sudbury Reviews

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Suburban meets rural in this quiet, safe, down-to-earth and friendly town filled with green spaces and nature. Lacks a proper town center and public transportation, so a car is essential to get around. Ethnic and cultural diversity has been growing and is increasingly reflected in the town’s excellent schools. If you’re a nature lover, it’s hard to beat Sudbury - biking, hiking, birding, canoeing and many more activities abound right in town. Most homes have spacious lots with nice yards. Friendly and down-to-earth neighbors. Downside for folks who like access to nightlife or cultural activities and events is that there’s very little of those. Same with diversity of stores and restaurants, though this has improved a bit. Overall, a quiet, beautiful, safe and green oasis west of Boston.
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Sudbury has its reputation as a safe, family-friendly town with excellent public schools, but racial and socio-economic diversity here is lacking. The town is essentially 90% white and predominantly upper-middle-class, so the community feels insular.

There is not very much to do here, as the 'downtown' area consists of a Whole Foods and a few restaurants. One must travel to surrounding towns like Framingham or Natick if they wish to see a movie or go shopping. If you're a teenager living in Sudbury, don't expect to have much fun in the town unless you go to house parties and such. It has some historic sites and lots of colonial influence though, so that's cool!

I don't attend the public high school, but I've heard from friends in the town that students there are pretentious and drug use is rampant. It is a highly-rated school though, so I'll give SPS credit where it's due.
Sudbury is a safe, beautiful, leafy community 18 miles west of Boston. The town prides itself on its colonial heritage and highly rated public schools. There’s no real public transport in town so a car is a must for commuting. However there are 2 commuter rail stations north (Lincoln) and south (Framinhgam). Sudbury has 3 grocery stores including a new Whole Foods. There are several restaurants in town and all are good. Good proximity to major shopping (Natick Mall, Shoppers World and Rt 9 are 15-20 min drive) but not in your backyard. Strong parent community with high expectations for students. Lots of school-based as well as private club sports options.