Shirley 67 Good
Shirley Livability #158 ranked city in Massachusetts#9,909 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Shirley

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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      Shirley transportation information

      Statistic Shirley Massachusetts National
      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.6%71.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool0.0%7.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.1%9.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.7%4.9%2.8%
      Working from home11.6%4.7%4.6%
      Source: The Shirley, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).