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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Weymouth is a suburb of Boston with a population of 55,890. Weymouth is in Norfolk County. Living in Weymouth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Weymouth there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Weymouth and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Weymouth are above average.
About Weymouth...
Population
55,890

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$345,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,348
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    202.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    117.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    847.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Weymouth

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,892
National
$55,322
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Weymouth Reviews

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This town is insular-can’t break into cliques even when you join their clubs.Didn't go to school with them?- forget making friends.Commute to Boston by car is a nightmare- can't drive home on Friday due to Cape Cod traffic.Limited public transit is available-overcrowded at rush hour, useless for late night returns from Boston.Few if any good restaurants in the town, go to Quincy or Hingham if you want something other than mediocre pizza. Some neighbors move to another town when their kids reach school age, others opt for private (Catholic) school.Quality live music venues or theater? No.One cinema. No wonder this town has a long history of illegal drug use.Why am I here? Hubby’s boat. A redeeming feature of Weymouth-water proximity,more reasonable price than neighboring Hingham for example. Some recent developments offer hope - beer brewers have begun opening taprooms in older industrial spaces, and young, newer residents are becoming politically active and winning elections.
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I have recently just moved to Weymouth from a suburb of Buffalo, NY this past August. What I love about Weymouth is the cost of living compared to almost every other area in Boston. While the cost of living is still high, it is hundreds of dollars cheaper than neighboring towns. I love how centrally located the grocery stores are - Shaw's, Stop and Shop, and Walmart. The town also has several parks, trails, and waterfront areas which is ideal for nature lovers like myself and my dog.
Unfortunately, with it having one of the lowest costs of living, it has become over crowded. For it being such a large town, it does not offer many dining options for sit-down restaurants, which also is rather annoying to me. My biggest annoyance, however, is a law in town stating that one cannot pump their own gas. I am NOT a fan of this law at all - the gas attendants I have come across are rude, expect a tip from you, and do not even say thank you! I venture out of town for this exact reason.
Close to Boston, close to public transportation, low taxes, tons of great places to eat, good grocery and shopping options, good schools so long as you you are a good parent and involved, excellent hospital and the people in general are nice with a working class vibe. Lots of former Dorchester and Southie folks which is good and bad....lots of scumbags, junkies, drunks and lots of nice hard working folks as well. The town was a lot nicer before Dorchester and Southie folks moved into Weymouth and the South Shore surrounding towns back in the 70’s and 80’s like rats leaving a sinking ship but it is what it is. Overall a nice place to live if u can afford a home in the $400,000 plus range. Local apt complexes vary in quality with a lot of weed/cigarette smokers and welfare recipients. Be super careful if you rent and go your research. I am brutally honest so if anyone is offended.....get over it. Overall I like living here.