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+
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+
6Needham, MAPopulation: 29,00583A+FA+A+A+A+D+
7Franklin Town, MAPopulation: 31,76083A+FA+AAAD+
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+
16Vineyard Haven, MAPopulation: 2,52181AFA+A+B+A+C
17Walpole, MAPopulation: 6,18781A+FA+A+AAD+
18Medfield, MAPopulation: 6,46881AFA+A+AA+D+
19Stoneham, MAPopulation: 21,41481A+FA+ABAC
20Woods Hole, MAPopulation: 83781B+FA+A+AA+C
21South Duxbury, MAPopulation: 3,72281C+FA+A+A+A+D+
22Duxbury, MAPopulation: 1,33081BFA+A+A+A+D+
23Andover, MAPopulation: 9,02981A+FA+AB+AD+
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+
32Wakefield, MAPopulation: 25,11880A+FB+A+B+AD+
33West Concord, MAPopulation: 6,45080A+FA+BAA+D+
34Dover, MAPopulation: 2,26579DFA+A+A+A+D+
35North Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,47579AFAA+AA+D+
36Scituate, MAPopulation: 5,40579AFAA+BA+D+
37Medford, MAPopulation: 56,25579A+FB+ABAC
38Gloucester, MAPopulation: 28,93779A+FAB+BAD+
39Marshfield, MAPopulation: 4,40179A+FB+AB+AD+
40Northborough, MAPopulation: 6,41779A+FAA+AAD
41Easthampton Town, MAPopulation: 16,03079A+D+AB+C+B+D+
42Maynard, MAPopulation: 10,15179A+FAAB+AD+
43Westborough, MAPopulation: 4,01379A+FA+ABAD
44Chatham, MAPopulation: 1,57679A+FBA+B+A+C
45Ipswich, MAPopulation: 4,20479A+FA+ABAD+
46Milton, MAPopulation: 26,95479BFAA+AA+D+
47Burlington, MAPopulation: 24,57579A+FB+AAAD+
48Littleton Common, MAPopulation: 2,99479AFA+B+B+AD+
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+
53Deerfield, MAPopulation: 48279D+AB+A+ABD
54Cambridge, MAPopulation: 105,02678A+FCABA+C
55Waltham, MAPopulation: 60,83678A+FBABAD+
56Mattapoisett Center, MAPopulation: 3,17078B+FA+ABAC
57Millis-Clicquot, MAPopulation: 4,26778B+FAA+AAD+
58Sandwich, MAPopulation: 2,65478A+FAABAC
59North Plymouth, MAPopulation: 3,62378A+FAB+C+AD+
60Longmeadow, MAPopulation: 15,80378BFAAAAC
61East Sandwich, MAPopulation: 4,09678BFAA+AA+C
62Woburn, MAPopulation: 38,23178A+FBABAD+
63Somerville, MAPopulation: 75,97478A+FBB+BAC
64East Harwich, MAPopulation: 4,38978AFAABAC
65Sagamore, MAPopulation: 3,57678B+FAABAC
66Braintree Town, MAPopulation: 35,73178A+FBAB+AD+
67Norton Center, MAPopulation: 2,88578AFABB+AC
68North Pembroke, MAPopulation: 3,36778AFA+B+B+AD+
69Marion Center, MAPopulation: 1,26778CFA+A+B+A+C
70Amesbury Town, MAPopulation: 16,34478A+FBAB+AD+
71Hudson, MAPopulation: 15,05678A+FAB+BB+D+
72Amherst Center, MAPopulation: 19,33078A+DC+A+C+AD+
73Winthrop Town, MAPopulation: 17,58478A+FBABAC
74Nantucket, MAPopulation: 7,78078A+FCAB+A+C
75Upton, MAPopulation: 3,16578BFA+A+AAD
76Forestdale, MAPopulation: 4,49178BFAA+B+AC
77Saugus, MAPopulation: 26,76177A+FC+AB+AC
78Peabody, MAPopulation: 51,21577A+FBABAD+
79Nahant, MAPopulation: 3,43877BFB+A+BA+C
80The Pinehills, MAPopulation: 1,00877FFA+A+AA+D+
81Orleans, MAPopulation: 1,56077A+FBA+CAC
82Hopedale, MAPopulation: 4,03977AFBAB+AD+
83Brewster, MAPopulation: 2,37977C+FAA+BAC
84Danvers, MAPopulation: 26,56877A+FBAB+AD+
85Clinton, MAPopulation: 7,68577A+FA+BBB+D
86Milford, MAPopulation: 25,54977A+FBB+BAD+
87Williamstown, MAPopulation: 3,78777A+DBA+BAD
88Harwich Port, MAPopulation: 2,00077D+FA+A+BA+C
89Framingham, MAPopulation: 68,68977A+FBABAD+
90Teaticket, MAPopulation: 1,61977B+FA+ACAC
91Plymouth, MAPopulation: 7,09877A+FBAC+AD+
92Fiskdale, MAPopulation: 3,07877B+DAAB+B+D
93New Seabury, MAPopulation: 96077DFA+A+AA+C
94Groton, MAPopulation: 1,02577BFA+AC+AD+
95Pinehurst, MAPopulation: 7,33377BFB+AAAD+
96Foxborough, MAPopulation: 5,52477AFB+ABAD+
97Hopkinton, MAPopulation: 2,17777CFA+ABAD+
98South Dennis, MAPopulation: 3,37077AFAAC+AC
99Siasconset, MAPopulation: 15376CFA+A+B+A+C
100Bridgewater, MAPopulation: 7,85176A+DBB+BB+C
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