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Places With The Best Housing In Massachusetts 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Lexington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,936
81
  • Newton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,317
  • Newton is a great place to live, work and visit. Each of the 13 villages has its own little main street/business districts, community events and activities. The city values green space and its natural
82
  • Winchester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,491
81
  • Wellesley, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,909
74
  • Nantucket, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,830
78
  • Brookline, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,180
  • Brookline is a diverse, densely populated, safe and progressive society. There are many different types of restaurants and shops. It is walkable and has access to public transportation. The town is also
80
  • Belmont, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,555
81
  • Needham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,167
79
  • Hingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,777
70
  • West Concord, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,622
75
  • Cochituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,940
76
  • Cambridge, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,757
  • I signed up for a 1 year membership right after my first class because I was hooked! It's a killer workout, SUCH a great stress reliever and so much fun! My abs are sore before the end of the class and I
71
  • Lynnfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,489
75
  • Medfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,575
74
  • Marblehead, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,363
73
  • Milton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,351
79
  • Arlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,408
  • I have lived in Arlington, Massachusetts almost all my life. I moved there with my parents when I was just 6 years old, since then I have fallen in love with the city and it's calm and cool seasons and
73
  • North Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,187
73
  • Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
73
  • Somerville, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 79,507
  • This is more than just Summerville. It's about harbouring illegal immigrants. Some of which have proven to be very dangerous to Americans. Illegalls with a record or one who has committed a crime needs
80
  • Andover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,194
  • Andover is a town filled with rich high educated families. It is well known for being filled with rich snooty rude people. They say you would be lucky to find someone who isn't. The children are rude and
78
  • Reading, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,490
79
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,849
72
  • Rockport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,101
72
  • Sharon, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,841
71
  • Swampscott, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,250
79
  • Newburyport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,837
79
  • Melrose, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,787
73
  • Waltham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,699
  • I came to Waltham when I bought my first house as a single adult female about 10 years ago. Back then the housing market was more affordable and I got a lot of house for my buck. The most notable
78
  • Wakefield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,399
74
  • Burlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,698
82
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,873
  • Franklin is a great place for families. It is a place that you can go out for a walk around the neighborhood or Franklin State Park. The neighbors or generally friendly. Franklin just invested in new
76
  • Stoneham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,831
72
  • Wilmington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,310
73
  • Medford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,180
  • Medford, Massachusetts is a city located near Boston. I have lived in Medford for five years, and I cannot imagine living anywhere else. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the scenery is beautiful. I enjoy
80
  • Norwood, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,018
80
  • Dedham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,272
74
  • Braintree Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,066
62
  • Boston, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 658,279
  • I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US cities, four times most small towns.
72
  • Pinehurst, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
79
  • Northborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,314
77
  • Woburn, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,220
71
  • Walpole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,209
69
  • Beverly, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,967
75
  • Danvers, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,558
77
  • Longmeadow, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,837
  • Well, this town is an upscale, beautiful, with charming streets, and a wonderful sense of safety! However, I must say that what you see on the outside is not always is. Some people here seem to think
68
  • Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,512
70
  • Hull, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,437
75
  • Framingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,743
  • I see that Framingham was given an F for education. If you are willing to work, you will get a great education in Framingham. See
78
  • Maynard, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Massachusetts. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Massachusetts to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Massachusetts as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Massachusetts, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.