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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  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
    B+
Winchester is a suburb of Boston with a population of 22,579. Winchester is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Winchester offers residents a dense 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
22,579

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$842,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,568
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    429.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Winchester

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$152,196
National
$55,322

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Winchester Reviews

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I love Winchester. It's a quaint town just 7 miles outside Boston, MA. It's perfectly for raising a family in. The schools are excellent and the crime late is remarkably low. I currently live in Winchester and I love it so much. I live in an area of Winchester which is about half a mile from its not too far away from Winchester center and everything is in reasonable walking distance from my house. Winchester center has a train station which makes commuting much easier for many parents and most peoples' commutes are pretty bearable. I love this town and I recommend it to anyone ready to start a family!
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Winchester is a residential neighborhood with the advantages of being right in the middle of almost anywhere you need to go. While the town itself tends to be mostly residential and unassuming, it is right on the commuter rail line to Boston and minutes away from the Middlesex Fells Reservation and nearby Horn Pond for outdoor activities or just taking a quick walk. Schools are excellent and that reputation has driven up home prices as families try to move in for that very reason. The downtown area is small, but interesting with restaurants, a bookshop, and various of small businesses. All in all, while it doesn't have the bustling feel of other towns, you're never more than a 10-15 minute drive to get to most places you need to go.
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!