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A+ Lexington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lexington Cost of Living Cost of living is 44% higher than Massachusetts
18989% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lexington cost of living
A+ Lexington Crime Total crime is 78% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
35586% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 28286% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Lexington crime
A Lexington Employment Household income is 115% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$152,872176% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$70,005135% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Lexington employment
D Lexington Housing Home value is 126% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$769,400317% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,79990% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%27% higher than the US average
Lexington real estate or Lexington rentals
A+ Lexington Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
88%78% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:124% lower than the US average
Lexington K-12 schools

Living in Lexington, MA

Lexington, Massachusetts is a mid-sized city with a population of 32,936 people. The majority of Lexington residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 89% of the people in Lexington (over the age of 15) are married and 47% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to decide if living in Lexington is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Massachusetts, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lexington, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Lexington has received a livability score of 78 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 89th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, Lexington ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! For each of the livability categories, we know that Lexington ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). Unfortunately for Lexington, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (F) and housing (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lexington 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Lexington Green, Liberty Ride, and Hancock-Clarke House.

Knowing that the Lexington schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 88%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Lexington. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Lexington are affordable. The median home price for Lexington homes is $769,400, which is 125.6% higher than the Massachusetts average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lexington, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 4.2% higher than the Massachusetts average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lexington are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Lexington homes comes in at 2.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.6%.

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Compare Lexington, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lexington, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge769.24,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge766.98,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge755.913,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge748.712,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Roxbury, Boston7312.132,855
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge726.711,671
Riverside, Cambridge728.111,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge717.45,061

Best Cities Near Lexington, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA808.827,787
Belmont, MA804.325,555
Brookline, MA809.659,180
Newton, MA80888,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA803.944,408
Winchester, MA794.422,491
Westborough, MA7923.34,057
Wellesley, MA781028,909

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Lexington, MA - A Great And Historical Place To Live

Wow, I really love living in Lexington, MA. because city is full of culture and history. Its known world over as the birth place of the United States of America, where the battle of the American Revolutionary War began. So it is not surprising that there are several landmarks located here. My family and I moved here to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City.

When we first arrived we noticed all of the statues and museums that represent the beginning of the U.S. This city, Lexington, is great when it comes to educating our children about this great country. Here is Lexington, MA there are colonial homes that are still standing and some are even considered as landmarks. Lexington is a nice suburban area that is just outside of the city of Boston.

The school district here is also great, it has been nationally recognized for its excellence. Some of the best areas in Lexington, MA to visit are the Hancock-Clarke House, the Lexington Green, Wilson Farm, and the Buckman and Monroe Taverns. These places are great for soaking in the history of the city. After that you have the famous gourmet kitchens of Neillio's and Via Lago. Another great place to go with the family to enjoy a meal is the Artistry, which is located on the Green. When the husband is out golfing, the kids and I take the car and enjoy the scenic shopping in downtown Lexington.

Night life here is fun as well, my husband and I enjoy date night at the WXYZ Bar. After cocktails we dine at Waxy O'Connor's, a great restaurant tucked away amongst buildings on a busy business district. Waxy was a wonderful surprise and a delicious treat. With the great re-enactments of the American Revolutionary War, great school systems, and just an overall great place to live; Lexington, MA has proven to be a great place to live for me and my family.
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Source: The Lexington, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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