Wakefield

75
Ranked in the 83rd percentile

Wakefield

  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
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75Wakefield
69Massachusetts
67USA

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Compare Wakefield, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Wakefield, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge7610.24,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge759.68,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge758.413,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge7410.312,501
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Neighborhood 9, Cambridge72911,671
Riverside, Cambridge719.811,860
East Cambridge, Cambridge709.49,877
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge708.85,061

Best Cities Near Wakefield, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA803.427,787
Brookline, MA8013.159,180
Belmont, MA809.625,555
Newton, MA801488,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA797.844,408
Winchester, MA795.422,491
Westborough, MA7932.64,057
Needham, MA7817.930,167

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Quiet and Quaint Wakefield!

Attractions7/10
Community10/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
Shopping6/10
I absolutely adore living in Wakefield! I’ve lived here almost all of my life (short stint in Maine) and love living in a town where people actually care about you. The public school is great, my daughter loves it, and the fact that it’s only a half an hour from Boston gives us the chance to get into the city whenever we’re really missing the excitement and energy. If we feel like taking the train the commute is even shorter - about 15 minutes. Downtown is so nice to walk through! There’s the stone church, the lake, the commons - and during the holidays there are plenty of family-friendly events that you can check out. The restaurants are getting better than better, so we don’t find ourselves traveling into Boston quite as much for delicious food. While I’m sure there are crimes that happen here, it’s not something that you hear about regularly so we feel very safe living here. We absolutely adore Wakefield and I couldn’t see raising my family anywhere else!
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Source: The Wakefield, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).