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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  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-
Westford is a suburb of Boston with a population of 24,194. Westford is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Westford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Westford there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Westford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westford are highly rated.
About Westford...
Population
24,194

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$530,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,781
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Westford 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
    36.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    40.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    219.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Westford

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$141,173
National
$55,322
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Westford Reviews

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A great place for families to reside in. People are friendly and majority of parents push their kids to take school seriously which leads to an obvious competitive culture in schools.
Overall good schools--however there has been a decline in quality over the years at least with the high school (the budget was slashed, teachers had to be let go etc.). It's a pretty cute place to live, just don't expect anything exciting to happen. Diversity is meh, it's majority White and Asian.
Selection of restaurants is pretty good, there's a good mix of different nationalities as well as local and chain restaurants.
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Westford is a great town for families. The public schools are amazing. There's also plenty to do! Enjoy the lakes, Kimball Farms, and trails in the warmer months, and skiing at Nashoba in the winter. There is also a lot of history and fun traditions :)
Westford is a medium sized town with mostly upper middle class residents. There is a good school system that is consistently ranked among the highest in the state, but unfortunately due to excessive town spending there are big budget cuts hitting the schools. The town has condensed commercial areas that make for convenient shopping, but the downside is that there are no drive throughs in the town and everything closes at around 8pm. There is a nice mix between the built up areas and the conservation lands with a variety of walking and biking trails. The highlight of the town is Kimball Farms, a large ice cream stand with many other attractions.