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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Walpole is a suburb of Boston with a population of 24,960. Walpole is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Walpole offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Walpole there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Walpole and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Walpole are highly rated.
About Walpole...
Population
24,960

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$457,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,421
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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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
    138.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    134.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    872.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Walpole

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,956
National
$55,322

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Walpole Reviews

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Walpole is a very safe and welcoming town. The school system sets students up incredibly well for college, especially with writing skills. Although the schools themselves are in need of serious renovations and more supplies, the teachers work with what they have to create a good learning environment. Aside from the schools, Walpole has a lot to offer with its many clubs, including a VFW location, parks, and restaurants.
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Walpole is a unique community located less than an hour from the city of Boston. The surroundings are incomparable, just several minutes from Gillette Stadium. The people of Walpole put their town first, prioritizing school events and local families. The sense of unification is comforting and inspiring to all the members of the Walpole community.
Walpole is a great little town. I grew up here and graduated from Walpole High School. I have chosen to remain here and raise my own family here. It has a great school system, great sports, great social opportunities, and a great sense of community. It is close to Boston and Providence and I feel that the cost of living is comparable to other surrounding towns.