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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  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
    A-
Winchester is a suburb of Boston with a population of 22,491. Winchester is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Winchester offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Winchester there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Winchester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Winchester are highly rated.
About Winchester...
Population
22,491

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$796,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,571
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Winchester 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78
    500
  • Theft
    429
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$149,321
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Winchester Reviews

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Winchester is a town filled with genuine people, great food, a beautiful downtown, and a great school system. Although many of the houses here are expensive there are neighborhoods which are very much affordable; it makes this town diverse! Winchester is only 15 minutes away from Boston and has a commuter rail stop right at the downtown! If you are a student at Winchester High, make sure to bring your student ID if you hop on the train because you will get a discounted price!
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This town is an extremely and very nice area. What I like about it is that everyone knows each other. It is a very safe environment for kids to grow up in. The school system is great, it helped raise outstanding and hardworking kids. The downtown is full of cozy little shops and every shop is willing to help you with anything and serve. Everyone is friendly and smiling.
A great place to live inside a bubble of the American dream with a republican, 1950s agenda.
Winchester is a beautiful town with opportunities for hiking, boating, and other various sports but where it's bountiful in geographic resources it seriously lacks in residential diversity. Beneath all its beauty lie the snotty tendencies of its jealous and judgmental residents.