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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 25,075. 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
25,075

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$469,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Walpole 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
    147.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    99.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    874.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Walpole

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,897
National
$55,322

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Walpole Reviews

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Average great New England town. Great schools, emphasis on writing skills, above-average diversity compared to other suburbs, unmature children will pick and choose who to brush racism too in schools (a sad problem in America), but 98% of the population will accept you for who you are. Average New England houses and neighborhoods, one-stop of MBTA commuter rail, few stops of the MBTA 34E bus. Loving people all around. In the past 5 years, the sense of safety has gone down a bit at night sadly. Great main roads, great town officials, police officers, and employees of Town. Definitely have to leave Walpole to go shopping, but great superstores (Stop and Shop, Super Walmart etc) great local restaurants. New England all around but slightly better. Deserves to be one of the top places to raise a family in Massachusetts.
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It is a very welcoming community with many opportunities waiting for people to prosper from. It's schooling system is on it's way to becoming better for the students entering the town. It is very beautiful and safe for children of all ages. The only downside to this town is its mall. The walpole mall is not a very inviting place to go shopping. It continues to attempt to create a better mall with stores that people will enjoy shopping at, however, it fails to create a happy environment for the citizens to want to shop at.
Walpole is a very family-oriented town with a good school system. It is conveniently located about half an hour from Boston, which makes it easy to visit the city on weekends, but there is often heavy rush hour traffic if you plan on commuting for business. It would be in your best interest to purchase a Commuter Rail Pass instead of driving into work.