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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Ware is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 9,863. Ware is in Hampshire County. Living in Ware offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ware there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Ware and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Ware 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
    403.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,655.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Ware

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,016
National
$55,322

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Ware Reviews

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I had heard nothing but negative things about Ware my entire young-adult life, but once I got a job here I moved into town b/c the 36 minute back-roads commute had gotten very old fast, AND the rent here is the cheapest I've ever seen in MA.. You can't complain about that. I've been working & living here for almost a year now & i really don't see what's so bad about it. It is an old mill town, so it's to be expected that the downtown looks pretty depressive & lifeless. You can't come here expecting it to be some hip college town. The people so far have been much friendlier than I'd expected, & since I don't hang around where the drugs are, I really haven't noticed much involving all the bad things people talked down about. If you aren't expecting it to be some amazing modern place, you won't be disappointed at all. It's far from everything, but I actually prefer that.
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It's a really beautiful, friendly little town - at least it would be if there weren't so many junkies hanging out on Main Street all the time. Ware is actually a cross between Belchertown and Indian Orchard. There are really nice areas, and the Main Street area is very well-kept with lots of mom and pop shops, but right behind Main Street, on both sides, are projects. It's bizarre.
Everyone knows everyone. There are a lot of fires. There are a lot of drugs too. People leave their needles lying around. Children walk around alone. Everything is in walking distance. The Walmart is convenient.