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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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West Newbury is a suburb of Boston with a population of 4,484. West Newbury is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in West Newbury offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Newbury there are a lot of parks. Residents of West Newbury tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Newbury are above average.
About West Newbury...
Population
4,484

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,250
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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West Newbury Rankings

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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
    171
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    64
    500
  • Theft
    321
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$138,947
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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West Newbury Reviews

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West Newbury is a small, old schooled sort of town that offers a close-knit community. Neighborhoods are full of friendly faces of people of all ages. The houses are all spread out, so that every home owner has their own space to raise a safe and happy family. The schools offer a education that cannot compare to others. The school is dated, but the lessons are updated and taught with enthusiasm. There is not much many chain stores and restaurants, so it permits the families of west newbury to run their own successful businesses.
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Living in West Newbury has been a good experience for me. The landscape is beautiful, the community is small and well centered, and it is extremely safe. The schools for the area are well operated though they could use more funding, and there are all sorts of parks and trails in the area to enjoy. Because of the close proximity to neighboring cities Newburyport and Haverhill, it also never feels isolated or separated from modern life like many small towns have the tendency to do.
West Newbury is a very family friendly town with a great education system. West Newbury was originally a farming town which most of the farm houses and fields remain, giving it the country feel. West Newbury is about 45 minutes from Boston so entertainment and fun is accessible. I loved growing up in West Newbury for the safety and the small town feel.