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A+ Belmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Belmont Cost of Living Cost of living is 41% higher than Massachusetts
18484% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Belmont cost of living
A+ Belmont Crime Total crime is 53% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
84070% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12070% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
35%Year over year crime is up
Belmont crime
A Belmont Employment Household income is 61% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$114,141106% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$60,029101% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Belmont employment
C Belmont Housing Home value is 109% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$711,200285% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,71080% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Belmont real estate or Belmont rentals
A+ Belmont Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
88%79% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Belmont K-12 schools

Living in Belmont, MA

Belmont is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. The city has a population of 25,555 inhabitants. Belmont has a population density of 5,498 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Belmont residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Belmont is known to be family friendly as more than 84% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 50% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Belmont, Massachusetts could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Belmont and in the areas around Belmont is a much easier task.

Belmont has a livability score of 80 out of 100 and is ranked #3 in Massachusetts and #1,642 in the USA. Clearly, Belmont is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Belmont also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Belmont has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). On a more negative note, Belmont does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and weather (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Belmont on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Belmont has a violent crime rate of 45 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Belmont are 88%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Belmont is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Belmont come in at $711,200, which is 108.6% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Belmont, the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 29.2% higher than the Massachusetts average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Belmont area were 5.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.6%.

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Compare Belmont, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Belmont, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge765.14,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge762.78,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge752.213,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge744.512,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Roxbury, Boston738.232,855
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge722.711,671
Riverside, Cambridge723.911,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge713.55,061

Best Cities Near Belmont, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA807.527,787
Belmont, MA80025,555
Brookline, MA805.359,180
Newton, MA804.688,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA801.844,408
Winchester, MA794.422,491
Westborough, MA79244,057
Wellesley, MA788.128,909

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Close to everything, great for families

I have really enjoyed living here. I think the cost of living is kind of high, but you definitely get what you pay for here and it is worth the money. There are so many things to do and everything is really close by. We have grocery stores scattered around, nice restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, parks, and libraries. Everything is pretty close by, but if you don't have a car there are a ton of bus stops all over the city and lots of people use them. There are a lot of public school options for families and they are all really good quality. We have fitness centers as well. The city is really well rounded and diverse and there's a lot to do. As I said earlier, the cost of living is kind of high, but like I said everything is so close and there's so much to do. The crime rates are low, I have kids and I know they are safe when I leave them alone. The weather is pretty good most of the time.
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