Best Places to Live in Massachusetts

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Massachusetts by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Massachusetts is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Massachusetts has a population of 6,560,595 and a population density of 629.7. The capital city is Boston and the largest city in Massachusetts is Boston. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Wellesley, MAPopulation: 28,18885A+FA+A+A+A+D+
2Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15385CAA+A+B+A+C
3Lexington, MAPopulation: 31,52784A+FA+A+A+A+D+
4Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43784A+FA+A+A+A+D+
5Newton, MAPopulation: 85,17783A+FA+A+AA+D+
6Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75383A+FA+A+AAD+
7Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00583A+FA+A+A+A+D+
8Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76083A+FA+AAAD+
9Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42783A+FAA+AA+C
10Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63483A+FAA+AA+C
11Cordaville, MAPopulation: 2,58882FAA+A+A+AD
12Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87982A+FA+A+AA+D+
13Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12282FAA+AAA+C
14Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75982A+FAA+AA+D+
15Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04382A+FA+AB+AC
16Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85682B+FA+A+A+AD+
17Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80082B+FA+A+A+A+D+
18Mashpee Neck, MAPopulation: 77281DAAA+AAC
19Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46081A+FAA+B+AD+
20Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52181AFA+A+B+A+C
21Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18781A+FA+A+AAD+
22Boxford, MAPopulation: 2,52081FAA+A+A+A+D+
23Marshfield Hills, MAPopulation: 2,47881FAA+A+A+A+D+
24Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46881AFA+A+AA+D+
25Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41481A+FA+ABAC
26Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83781B+FA+A+AA+C
27South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72281C+FA+A+A+A+D+
28Popponesset Island, MAPopulation: 15981FAA+A+BA+C
29Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
30Seabrook, MAPopulation: 37781D+AB+A+BAC
31Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02981A+FA+AB+AD+
32Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56681AFA+A+AA+D+
33Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82381A+FBA+AAD+
34Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71681A+FAAB+AD+
35Watertown Town, MAPopulation: 32,07381A+FB+AB+AC
36Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95281A+FAAB+A+D+
37Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58081A+FAAB+AD+
38Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09580A+FA+A+BAD+
39Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39280A+FAAAAD+
40Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11880A+FB+A+B+AD+
41West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45080A+FA+BAA+D+
42Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41780A+FAA+AAD
43Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15179A+DAAB+AD+
44Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01379A+DA+ABAD
45North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47579AFAA+AA+D+
46Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26579DFA+A+A+A+D+
47Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40579AFAA+BA+D+
48Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25579A+FB+ABAC
49Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99479ADA+B+B+AD+
50Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93779A+FAB+BAD+
51Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40179A+FB+AB+AD+
52Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57679A+FBA+B+A+C
53Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20479A+FA+ABAD+
54Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95479BFAA+AA+D+
55Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579A+FB+AAAD+
56Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28879A+FB+AB+AD+
57North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86179BFA+A+B+A+C
58Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74879A+FBABAD+
59Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62879C+FA+A+AA+D+
60Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FCABA+C
61Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83678A+FBABAD+
62Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17078B+FA+ABAC
63Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26778B+FAA+AAD+
64Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65478A+FAABAC
65North Plymouth, MAPopulation: 3,62378A+FAB+C+AD+
66Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05678A+DAB+BB+D+
67Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80378BFAAAAC
68Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23178A+FBABAD+
69East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09678BFAA+AA+C
70Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97478A+FBB+BAC
71Easthampton Town, MAPopulation: 16,03078A+DAB+C+B+D+
72East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38978AFAABAC
73Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73178A+FBAB+AD+
74Lunenburg, MAPopulation: 1,36578DA+BABB+D+
75Amesbury Town, MAPopulation: 16,34478A+DBAB+AD+
76Sagamore, MAPopulation: 3,57678B+FAABAC
77Norton Center, MAPopulation: 2,88578AFABB+AC
78North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36778AFA+B+B+AD+
79Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26778CFA+A+B+A+C
80Winthrop Town, MAPopulation: 17,58478A+FBABAC
81Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16578BFA+A+AAD
82Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68578A+DA+BBB+D
83Forestdale, MAPopulation: 4,49178BFAA+B+AC
84Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78078A+FCAB+A+C
85Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76177A+FC+AB+AC
86Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21577A+FBABAD+
87Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33077A+FC+A+C+AD+
88Nahant, MAPopulation: 3,43877BFB+A+BA+C
89The Pinehills, MAPopulation: 1,00877FFA+A+AA+D+
90Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07877B+DAAB+B+D
91Orleans, MAPopulation: 1,56077A+FBA+CAC
92Popponesset, MAPopulation: 12377FAB+ACA+C
93Hopedale, MAPopulation: 4,03977AFBAB+AD+
94Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37977C+FAA+BAC
95Danvers, MAPopulation: 26,56877A+FBAB+AD+
96Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54977A+FBB+BAD+
97Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68977A+FBABAD+
98Harwich Port, MAPopulation: 2,00077D+FA+A+BA+C
99Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61977B+FA+ACAC
100Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09877A+FBAC+AD+
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