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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
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Wayland is a suburb of Boston with a population of 13,700. Wayland is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wayland offers residents a sparse 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
13,700

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$661,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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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
    14.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    35.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    7.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Wayland

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$166,893
National
$55,322
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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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Wayland offers privacy when needed, but at the same time is a very close-knit, friendly community. Residents of Wayland are passionate and eager to actively participate in town meetings, local sports, and supporting local businesses.
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.