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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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+
Woburn is a suburb of Boston with a population of 39,500. Woburn is in Middlesex County. Living in Woburn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Woburn there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Woburn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Woburn are highly rated.
About Woburn...
Population
39,500

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$394,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    80.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    782.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Woburn

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,304
National
$55,322
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I lived here all my life and I've never really been interested in living anywhere else. The community is diverse and kind. They hold many events ranging from light and fun to deep and meaningful. They hold an annual Christmas event for kids and adults alike, and on the other hand they hold a Veteran's Day memorial where they acknowledge Woburn veteran who have passed during the year. Everyone is very close and know each other. There's two things I think I would change about Woburn. The first is that there is an extreme focus on student athletes. While I do not believe there is a problem with our student athletes as they deserve recognition, it feels like the other students are pushed aside. The other thing I would change is I would add more areas for recreation and fun. We have a movie theater, a bowling alley, a not-so-great mall and that's about it. I would add more recreational ares so kids and teens wouldn't have to travel so far to have a good time.
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It’s a great blue collar town outside of Boston. I like that it is close enough to Boston to commute to but also because it’s near everything such as local shops, restaurants, grocery stores; including multiple locations that are easy to get to. Woburn also has many parks and trails to go for walks with your dog or if you like to run or bike outdoors. I wish Woburns public library was easier to find and was closer to the center of town.
I have been living in woburn the past 13 years. I love it here. My neighborhood is okay though. Some neighbors are hard to get along with but what neighborhood gets along with everyone.I live near Horn pond which is a very nice area. If you have a puppy you definitely want to bring him or her here. Lots of restaurants. No crazy night life here but Boston is also 30 mins away.Definitely family friendly and the middle schools and high school is great.