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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Swampscott is a suburb of Boston with a population of 14,755. Swampscott is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Swampscott offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Swampscott there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Swampscott and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Swampscott are highly rated.
About Swampscott...
Population
14,755

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$455,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Swampscott Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    653.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Swampscott

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,422
National
$55,322

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Swampscott is a lovely place to live. Town members are active in promoting community events, so there is a nice community feel. Good schools--my kids went to the so-called "B" rated elementary school and both went to top universities and received bachelors and masters with honors. It has several town beaches and relatively cheap harbor fees for boats. It has some excellent restaurants with nice bars, and is closer to nearby entertainment in neighboring towns than many of the people who live in them. Strong sports and a growing arts community. There's a commuter rail station in town and three bus lines going through it.
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Friendly, respectful people. It offers a variety of activities over the week and throughout the weekend for kids and adults of all ages. There are also many religious centers (churches, temples, etc) and public spaces open to everyone, including the town library.
Swampscott is a cozy beach-side community. Boston is close enough to enjoy all it has to offer without making Swampscott feel like living in the "Big City." There is a deep since of pride and love in the community. The schools are great, and views from the beaches are gorgeous.