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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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Swampscott is a suburb of Boston with a population of 14,563. 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
14,563

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$450,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,565
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    32.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    897.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Swampscott

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,169
National
$55,322

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Swampscott Reviews

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It’s amazing being near the beach and having such a close proximity to Boston without being in the city itself. It’s a cute beachside community with great local shops and very nice people. Once you live here you won’t want to leave!
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Love our neighbors, and the layout of the town is unique-not cookie cutter, some great beaches, proximity to conveniences such as grocery stores, chain stores, and people are mostly very friendly but the schools are extremely poorly maintained, there are no real public parks/green spaces other than ones at local schools, taxes are high and there is very little commercial in the heart of town-lack of cute local shops and restaurants.
I really enjoy the small town community that Swampscott has. This town is an everyone knows everyone community which just pushes the point to help and support your neighbors. The location of Swampscott is absolutely breathtaking as it is directly on the water. The only thing that I would personally change is how accepting people are each other as well as change in upgrading the community.