Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Wakefield is a suburb of Boston with a population of 26,960. Wakefield is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wakefield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wakefield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wakefield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wakefield are above average.
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I didn't grow up here, but Wakefield is my beloved home. It's beautiful, the people are kind, and it has many interesting small businesses and restaurants; there is a lot of fun to be had. Lake Quannapowitt is one of my favorite places to exercise; hoping to take my kayak out on it sometime this summer!
Wakefield is a town. It is growing in popularity quickly with prices rising and condos being build. With Wakefield being my home town, I do not like to see the overcrowding of what once was a quaint small town. I hope they will keep developments from popping up. There are great restaurants, shopping, and parks. I take the little boy I nanny to playgrounds in Wakefield almost everyday and he has a great time. There are also great cafes where you can get coffee and pastries. I like to support small businesses in my town. The library is a beautiful, humongous historic building with years of history. It looks like it is out of a movie. They have a great kids section downstairs that I have many memories of including a reading incentive summer program where you would get prizes depending on how much you read. There is also beautiful Lake Quannapowitt where people come from all over to walk around. I like to walk the lake or spend time by the water. This is a great town to live in.
Great location, schools, and overall town to reside. Wakefield Lake is a wonderful attraction to visit. One thing I can think of that needs to change, pertains to the influx of housing and condominium developments that are becoming more and more common in the area. While I am not necessarily phased by it, a handful of other residents are.