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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Wenham is a suburb of Boston with a population of 5,208. Wenham is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Wenham offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wenham there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Wenham and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Wenham are highly rated.
About Wenham...
Population
5,208

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$579,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Wenham Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    18.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    113.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Wenham

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,712
National
$55,322
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Wenham Reviews

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Wenham is a very nice area, if you don't mind an overall white experience. Good schools, good police, and good community feel. There are lots of cute little shops and cafes at the train station. I have not lived here long, but the time I have lived here I have felt very welcome and at home. I feel like this would be a great place to settle down with a family -- very, very safe environment. Unfortunately, not a very diverse area; so if you are looking for this, you might need to look elsewhere. Otherwise I have no complaints – good neighborhood!
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It's a great, quiet place to live. It's family-oriented and very safe. It is a bit pricey, but it's worth it if this is your kind of town. :) The schools are nearby and very academically inclined. There are many parks and small businesses as well!
I absolutely loved my experience in Wenham! It is a town very focused on community, and works very hard to support its members. It provides great athletic and arts opportunities through community theater and sports. It also has great public spaces, especially its public library. In addition to this, the houses are very nice, and everyone makes an effort to keep them so.