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 6,692,824 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+
2Lexington, MAPopulation: 31,52784A+FA+A+A+A+D+
3Winchester, MAPopulation: 21,43784A+FA+A+A+A+D+
4Newton, MAPopulation: 85,17783A+FA+A+AA+D+
5Reading, MAPopulation: 24,75383A+FA+A+AAD+
6Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76083A+FA+AAAD+
7Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00583A+FA+A+A+A+D+
8Hingham, MAPopulation: 5,42783A+FAA+AA+C
9Brookline, MAPopulation: 58,63483A+FAA+AA+C
10Marblehead, MAPopulation: 19,87982A+FA+A+AA+D+
11Belmont, MAPopulation: 24,75982A+FAA+AA+D+
12Melrose, MAPopulation: 27,04382A+FA+AB+AC
13Sharon, MAPopulation: 5,85682B+FA+A+A+AD+
14Topsfield, MAPopulation: 2,80082B+FA+A+A+A+D+
15Newburyport, MAPopulation: 17,46081A+FAA+B+AD+
16Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18781A+FA+A+AAD+
17Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52181AFA+A+B+A+C
18Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46881AFA+A+AA+D+
19South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72281C+FA+A+A+A+D+
20Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83781B+FA+A+AA+C
21Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41481A+FA+ABAC
22Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02981A+FA+AB+AD+
23Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
24Cochituate, MAPopulation: 6,56681AFA+A+AA+D+
25Swampscott, MAPopulation: 13,82381A+FBA+AAD+
26Dedham, MAPopulation: 24,71681A+FAAB+AD+
27Watertown Town, MAPopulation: 32,07381A+FB+AB+AC
28Arlington, MAPopulation: 42,95281A+FAAB+A+D+
29Norwood, MAPopulation: 28,58081A+FAAB+AD+
30Rockport, MAPopulation: 5,09580A+FA+A+BAD+
31Wilmington, MAPopulation: 22,39280A+FAAAAD+
32Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15380CDA+A+B+A+C
33Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11880A+FB+A+B+AD+
34West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45080A+FA+BAA+D+
35Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41780A+FAA+AAD
36Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15180A+DAAB+AD+
37Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01379A+DA+ABAD
38North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47579AFAA+AA+D+
39Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26579DFA+A+A+A+D+
40Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40579AFAA+BA+D+
41Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25579A+FB+ABAC
42Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93779A+FAB+BAD+
43Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99479ADA+B+B+AD+
44Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40179A+FB+AB+AD+
45Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57679A+FBA+B+A+C
46Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20479A+FA+ABAD+
47Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95479BFAA+AA+D+
48Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579A+FB+AAAD+
49Mansfield Center, MAPopulation: 8,28879A+FB+AB+AD+
50North Falmouth, MAPopulation: 2,86179BFA+A+B+A+C
51Beverly, MAPopulation: 39,74879A+FBABAD+
52Lynnfield, MAPopulation: 11,62879C+FA+A+AA+D+
53Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02679A+FCABA+C
54Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83678A+FBABAD+
55Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17078B+FA+ABAC
56Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65478A+FAABAC
57Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26778B+FAA+AAD+
58North Plymouth, MAPopulation: 3,62378A+FAB+C+AD+
59Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05678A+DAB+BB+D+
60Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80378BFAAAAC
61Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23178A+FBABAD+
62East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09678BFAA+AA+C
63Easthampton Town, MAPopulation: 16,03078A+DAB+C+B+D+
64Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97478A+FBB+BAC
65East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38978AFAABAC
66Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73178A+FBAB+AD+
67Amesbury Town, MAPopulation: 16,34478A+DBAB+AD+
68Sagamore, MAPopulation: 3,57678B+FAABAC
69Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26778CFA+A+B+A+C
70Norton Center, MAPopulation: 2,88578AFABB+AC
71North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36778AFA+B+B+AD+
72Winthrop Town, MAPopulation: 17,58478A+FBABAC
73Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68578A+DA+BBB+D
74Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16578BFA+A+AAD
75Forestdale, MAPopulation: 4,49178BFAA+B+AC
76Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78078A+FCAB+A+C
77Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76177A+FC+AB+AC
78Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21577A+FBABAD+
79Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33077A+FC+A+C+AD+
80Nahant, MAPopulation: 3,43877BFB+A+BA+C
81The Pinehills, MAPopulation: 1,00877FFA+A+AA+D+
82Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07877B+DAAB+B+D
83Monomoscoy Island, MAPopulation: 12277FDA+AAA+C
84Orleans, MAPopulation: 1,56077A+FBA+CAC
85Danvers, MAPopulation: 26,56877A+FBAB+AD+
86Cordaville, MAPopulation: 2,58877FFA+A+A+AD
87Hopedale, MAPopulation: 4,03977AFBAB+AD+
88Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37977C+FAA+BAC
89Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54977A+FBB+BAD+
90Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68977A+FBABAD+
91Harwich Port, MAPopulation: 2,00077D+FA+A+BA+C
92Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61977B+FA+ACAC
93Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09877A+FBAC+AD+
94Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02577BFA+AC+AD+
95South Dennis, MAPopulation: 3,37077AFAAC+AC
96New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96077DFA+A+AA+C
97Foxborough, MAPopulation: 5,52477AFB+ABAD+
98Hopkinton, MAPopulation: 2,17777CFA+ABAD+
99Pinehurst, MAPopulation: 7,33377BFB+AAAD+
100Williamstown, MAPopulation: 3,78777A+DBA+BAD
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