Ranked in the 97th percentile


  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
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Compare Reading, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Reading, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Cambridge, Cambridge8311.18,854
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge8010.65,061
Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston7912.828,988
North Cambridge, Cambridge799.813,280
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge7910.611,671
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge7811.313,198
Cambridgeport, Cambridge7712.212,501
East Cambridge, Cambridge7611.69,877

Best Cities Near Reading, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Franklin Town, MA8434.832,873
Winchester, MA84622,491
Wellesley, MA8318.228,909
Newton, MA831588,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA83627,787
Northborough, MA8331.76,314
Belmont, MA8310.425,555
Needham, MA8318.930,167

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Reading, Massachusetts - A Great Place To Live!

Living in Reading, Massachusetts is wonderful as it has all the small town charm while not being too far away from the big city of Boston! People in this community are quite friendly and neighborly, the school district is great, and there are fun things to do right here in town! Another thing I really love about Reading is you really get to experience all four of the seasons here. Summers can get hot with the humidity and winters can be quite cold with the wind chills, but to me it is surely worth it as you also get to have beautiful spring flowers and vibrant crisp autumns with brilliant shades of leaves. One of the best attractions here is the Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course that my kids have a blast every time we go there! This is an obstacle course of ropes and zip lines inside of a furniture store. A truly unique experience that all kids and adults too should try at least once in their lifetime!
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Please suggest a Boston suburb for us?? We are moving somewhat soon (late summer 2017) back to the boston area. We are a married lesbian couple with 2 young kids (a preschooler and a newborn), and we both will be working in downtown Boston. Our budget for a house is up to $650k. We also wouldn't mind renting instead of buying if it put us in a better area (would like to spend around $2700k/month for a …
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Junetracks29Posted on Dec 29, 2016
Living in Reading I am planning to move to Reading mass. Just wanted to know how the place is? Is it nice and safe? Good neighborhoods?
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DebalinaPosted on May 28, 2012
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Source: The Reading, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).