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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wayland is a suburb of Boston with a population of 13,544. Wayland is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wayland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayland there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Wayland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wayland are highly rated.
About Wayland...
Population
13,544

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$637,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    14
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    36
    500
  • Theft
    7
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$157,500
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Wayland Reviews

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Nice people, nice education system. Not a lot of crime except the occasional adolescent drug use. Not noticeable unless you're actually enrolled in high school. The high school has been recently renovated and has a new and modern look. Safe neighborhood, lots of people walking their dogs and jogging, if you pass someone they always smile and say hello. It's a fairly rich and prestigious town. Lots of people are lawyers. Not very diverse, mostly white followed by asian. School uses METCO program which might be nice for some people. School athletics is top notch apparently. Supermarket opened up recently in town center, everything you need is within reach. 20 min drive from inner Boston. Very nice town overall.
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Safe town, not far from Boston so most people commute to the city for work. Not much in terms of entertainment you're going to have to go to nearby towns and/or Boston for that. School system is good. Houses here are pretty expensive. There some division between north and south Wayland. I grew up here and it is a nice place but I personally didn't fit.
Wayland is definitely a more liberal small suburb but since it isn't an extremely affordable place to live, there isn't a lot of diversity regarding socioeconomics, or race.