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A+ Saugus Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Saugus Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Massachusetts
13535% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Saugus cost of living
B+ Saugus Crime Total crime is 4% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,53141% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6641% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%Year over year crime is down
Saugus crime
C Saugus Employment Household income is 10% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$78,37242% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,94417% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%16% higher than the US average
Saugus employment
D- Saugus Housing Home value is 3% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$352,70091% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,15522% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Saugus real estate or Saugus rentals
A Saugus Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
88%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
67%37% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Saugus K-12 schools

Living in Saugus, MA

Saugus is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. The city has a population of 27,773 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Saugus could be considered less diverse than other cities. Saugus is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 69% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Saugus, Massachusetts could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Saugus and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

Saugus, MA receives 70 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #105 in Massachusetts and #10,317 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Saugus ranks very well for amenities (A+) and education (A). On a less positive note, Saugus does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). 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 Saugus 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.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Saugus have a test score average of 67%, which is well above the US average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Saugus is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Saugus come in at $352,700, which is 3.4% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Saugus, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 6.3% lower than the Massachusetts average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Saugus area were 8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Saugus, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Saugus, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge768.64,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge768.98,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge75813,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge748.912,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge728.411,671
Riverside, Cambridge728.611,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge717.85,061
East Cambridge, Cambridge717.69,877

Best Cities Near Saugus, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA802.527,787
Belmont, MA809.925,555
Brookline, MA8011.959,180
Newton, MA8013.788,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA808.444,408
Winchester, MA796.722,491
Westborough, MA7933.84,057
Wellesley, MA7817.728,909

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Historic Boston Suburban Community and Home of Appleton's Pulpit

I have been living in Saugus Maryland for the last 4 years and have enjoyed the professional environment and classy people that live in this diverse community. I have enjoyed the small-time feel but with urban and upscale people that live in the city. One of the best areas in Saugus to live is in the outskirts on the Boston Massachusetts side of the city. By living in this area there is an easy commute back and forth from Boston for urban professionals that need to work in the city.

One of my favorite restaurants in Saugus is the Kowloon’s Chinese restaurant. They have delicious Chinese food with a vast menu that is second to none and will leave you breathtaking with the customer service in the atmosphere established within this well-known Saugus restaurant. The schools in Saugus are very good, however, the class sizes are larger than you would like due to budget cuts within the city's government. The weather is very cold in the winter mid 80’s in the summers but generally only last for a few months. One of the main attractions in Saugus is there Appleton's Pulpit and the Saugus Iron Works. Saugus is a great place to live and an excellent place to raise children.
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Source: The Saugus, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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