Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Worcester is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 185,195. Worcester is in Worcester County. Living in Worcester offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Worcester there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Worcester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Worcester are above average.
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Working in Worcester
I love Worcester because of the pride that resides within every resident of “The Woo”. As I’ve grown up, I’ve watched my city progress greatly. A family member who grew up here and moved couldn’t even recognize downtown just after a few years! Another thing that has brought the city together is that we are going to host the Boston Red Sox affiliate team called the WooSox. Everything about this upcoming organization just screams Worcester. The new stadium is named after the Worcester-based beverage company, Polar! The city is very diverse and offers many opportunities for people living here. There are many free parks, restaurants(check out Shrewsbury Street for some amazing Italian food), and the new Public Market recently opened which is amazing and offers a lot to do in one building. I am currently in the public school system and I’ve had a great experience and had many unique learning opportunities. Worcester is a big city with an even bigger heart.
I've lived in Worcester, Massachusetts all my life, never had any huge problems. It's not the nicest place, but it helped my family become financially stable. I grew up dirt poor, didn't have the cool and flashy clothes to wear to school. Living here gave my parents the opportunity to find jobs without a high form of education. After living more than half of my life in thrift store and hand-me-downs, my family is at a good place right now in regards to financially. I love it here! The neighborhoods here could be a bit scary, but I met some of the greatest people here. It's my home, I wouldn't be anywhere else but Worcester.
Worcester is truly on the ups. The past decade has seen the city transform and become so much better. The schools have improved, there are amazing restaurants and breweries, the music scene is great, lots of job opportunities, and the soon-to-be Worcester Red Sox will be a ton of fun! The city still has room for improvement and rents are ever-increasing. But it is an enjoyable city with a whole lot of pride and amazing people!