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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
  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 35,171. 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 rent 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
35,171

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$641,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$2,000
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    70.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    10.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    70.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    583.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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