B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$945
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    647
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    222
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    662
    525
  • Theft
    2,053
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    216
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,472
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Worcester Reviews

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Worcester is a fundamental melting pot of different cultures, experiences, and places to view. It is considered most popular for the great local colleges that it provides! Worcester, MA. was also a city that was determined to be the city of Boston several hundred years ago because it was a big county! There are many different multicultural places to eat such as Chinese food, Spanish food, Haitian food, Indian food and many others galore ! There are many kinds of jobs available for different types of majors and the city is constantly thriving with aspiring young adults and older who are experienced and knowledgeable about the cities affluent culture!
Review Worcester
The second largest city in New England, Worcester, Massachusetts is a good place to live, work, visit and/ or attend college in. The city has invested in many businesses to become a thriving business district. Worcester also offers excellent health care options, including: UMASS/ Memorial Hospials and St. Vincent hospital. UMASS Memorial Hospital located on North Lake Avenue, is designated a level 1 Trauma Hospital, providing Med Flights for surrounding cities and towns for transportation to UMASS Trauma Hospital or to Boston Massachusetts area hospitals.
There is a growing night life scene around the city, especially into the Canal District, located on the East side. Worcester Area College Consortium includes over 10 higher educational institutions, with transfer agreements and options to take classes at the other member schools, while paying the rate at your enrolled institution.
Worcester is an interesting city! There is plenty to do in the city, without having that concrete jungle sort of feel. There is a big range of great food, from amazing sushi to amazing barbeque. Worcester also has some great art museums as well. Although Worcester does have some rough areas, the majority of the city is awesome.