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B Palmer Town Amenities Some amenities close to this location
D Palmer Town Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than Massachusetts
Palmer Town
1055% more expensive than the US average
Massachusetts
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Palmer Town cost of living
C Palmer Town Crime Total crime is 18% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,47546% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6846% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
Palmer Town crime
D+ Palmer Town Employment Household income is 22% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$55,343equal to the US average
Income per capita
$28,5764% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%20% higher than the US average
Palmer Town employment
D Palmer Town Housing Home value is 47% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$181,5002% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75321% lower than the US average
Home ownership
74%16% higher than the US average
Palmer Town real estate or Palmer Town rentals
A- Palmer Town Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
88%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%25% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Palmer Town K-12 schools

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Compare Palmer Town, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Palmer Town, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Forest Park, Springfield7311.510,379
Sixteen Acres, Springfield689.721,307
East Springfield, Springfield6611.38,156
Pine Point, Springfield6610.710,654
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay, Springfield65123,149
Upper Hill, Springfield64127,709
Boston Road, Springfield628.94,470
McKnight, Springfield6212.85,147

Best Cities Near Palmer Town, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glastonbury Center, CT8034.47,523
Canton Valley, CT7936.91,500
Westborough, MA7937.24,057
Weatogue, CT7933.53,179
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kensington, CT7843.38,528
Simsbury Center, CT7833.25,968
West Hartford, CT7834.863,187
Northborough, MA7836.46,314

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Nightlife0/10
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The worst small town I have ever lived in...

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Community1/10
Nightlife1/10
Dining1/10
Shopping1/10
We moved here several years ago and decided to rent before we bought a home; now we are planning to buy elsewhere as I refuse to live here any longer. The schools are so terrible that we sent our kids out of district - and many others do, as well...the town spends over $500k a year on students being sent out of district because their parents have given up on Palmer schools. The town is managed so poorly that much of it is empty storefronts and dying businesses. They don't even have a town manager who lives here - they pay a man who lives in another town to "manage" the town...in addition, most of the local administrators don't live here, either (school superintendent, principals, etc.).It's no wonder the place is a ghost town - none of the people running it are invested in it. People who live here are awful to outsiders - and you're an outsider unless you've lived here your entire life. When anything happens requiring the police, they do nothing (literally nothing - we had to wait over a month to get a police report for an incident; the officer's supervisor/sgt just shrugged it off, they then refused to press charges for an A&B). Just this morning at the voting polls was a perfect example of the vibe here - tables full of grouchy volunteers snapping and snarling at voters...a miserable town full of miserable people - we can't wait to leave!
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Palmer, Massachusetts: Lack of Growth

Attractions4/10
Community6/10
Nightlife2/10
Dining2/10
Shopping5/10
Palmer, Massachusetts in the place that I have lived almost my entire life and I while this has been my home most of my life. I do think that my time here is coming to an end. The area is pleasant enough, but I just do not feel that this place is showing growth.

Living in Palmer, Massachusetts provided me with a decent education. I graduated from Palmer High School. I do not feel like my high school experiences completely prepared me for a college experience.

The best areas in Palmer, Massachusetts are the scenic areas that you can enjoy quiet moments in. There are small mountains around this area that provide some beautiful views. If you like to fish or boat, you can find a few small lakes and ponds in this area to do those activities in.

The people here have been kind. Many of them have watched me grow up. The community itself is tight-knit. It is just that since the area isn’t growing, I feel like I can’t grow.
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Source: The Palmer Town, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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