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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Westfield 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
    158
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278
    500
  • Theft
    993
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,969
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I am a resident of Westfield, MA for almost nine years. Westfield is a very safe place to live in. I have never been robbed or threatened and don't know anyone who has been either. Westfield has many stores and plazas that provide an interesting shopping experience. Various parks and recreation centers offer families the opportunity to get together and have fun. Clean and friendly neighborhoods make Westfield the place for you. Come and see Westfield for yourself!
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Westfield is a medium-sized rural town nested in Pioneer Valley. Downtown offers lots of restaurants, shops, and the nearby Westfield State University. Westfield's location makes other nearby towns easily accessible -- we border seven other cities!
Good place to live! Sometimes it is very busy, especially in downtown,but everything is near to me. Good schools, good plaza,good people. My family loves Westfield.