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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
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Westminster 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
    250
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145
    500
  • Theft
    724
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,953
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Westminster Reviews

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Westminster is a small, but not always quiet town. Plenty of nice suburban neighborhoods as well as country-like farm houses. Just north of Mount Wachusett and 15 minutes out of Fitchburg, with quite a few hidden treasures, residents rarely find themselves with nothing to do. Unless, of course, they choose to do nothing and simply hang out at one of the lakes and small ponds that Westminster and its neighboring towns have to offer. I grew up here, and overall i would say without a doubt that i am glad i did.
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Westminster, MA is a very small town in between Fitchburg and Gardner. It is extremely different from the surrounding towns. The town itself has so many interesting artifacts of history, including my house which was built in 1872 and named the Joseph Weatherbee house. It is also home of the famous Westminster Crackers building you would commonly see on oyster crackers. The town itself is very quiet and filled with townies. It was a really wonder place to grow up in because you never really worried about walking around or where you were. Everyone, for the most part, are pretty friendly people. The school systems are rated fairly well and I can testify that as well. I moved here when I was 8 years old and my experience here has been nothing but pleasant. I have nothing bad to say about the town itself.
Westminster is a great, small town, with many local perks; such as Wachusett Mountain, Crocker Pond, and nice biking/walking trails. I would, however, like to see more restaurant/fast food options in the future, because there's not that much around here.