Devens 72 Excellent
Devens Livability #112 ranked city in Massachusetts#5,391 ranked city in the USARanks better than 81% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Devens

  • Crime

    The crime rate is far lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. As such, it should be considered a very safe place to live when compared to other areas.

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Achieving a high health and safety score relies on factors including great air quality and convenient access to vital health facilities such as hospitals, doctors, clinics and police stations.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

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      Devens transportation information

      Statistic Devens Massachusetts National
      Average one way commute39min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.7%71.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.1%7.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%9.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%4.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.7%4.6%
      Source: The Devens, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).