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Watertown
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Watertown is a suburb of Boston with a population of 35,401. Watertown is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Watertown offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Watertown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Watertown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Watertown are above average.

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About Watertown...
Population
35,401

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$559,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,853
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    47
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    5.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    99.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    743.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

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