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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  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 40,298. Woburn is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. 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 above average.
About Woburn...
Population
40,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,518
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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    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
$88,745
National
$55,322
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Woburn Reviews

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Love the town! Although the night life isn't huge here, it is located only about 20 minutes away from Boston! Public schools are great and the town is very safe. Lots of new construction happening starting with a new mall and a smaller plaza.
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What I like about Woburn is that we are so close to the city and have the ability to be part of a bigger community without driving hours. As a musician like myself, being close to the city really helps me with gigs and finding musical opportunities. Woburn is also very diverse and has a large variety of food chains and cuisines. I would say Woburn is cultured, and has a good reputation for being safe and an affordable place near the city to live.
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.