Waltham, Massachusetts is a moderately-sized city with a population of 62,699 residents. In Waltham, there are 4,922 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Waltham is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Waltham has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 75% of the population is classified as married and 63% have kids.
Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Waltham could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Massachusetts if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Waltham and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Waltham to Massachusetts and the national average.
With a livability score of 74/100, Waltham is ranked #5,952 in the United States and #47 in Massachusetts. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Waltham ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B) and employment (B-). The bad news for Waltham, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (F).
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Waltham 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. Some of the notable things to do include: Watch City Brewing Co., Embassy Cinema, and Gore Place.
Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Waltham gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 155 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.
Waltham real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Waltham. Median real estate prices in Waltham come in at $434,500, which is 27.4% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Waltham, the home price to income ratio is 5.3, which is 10.4% higher than the Massachusetts average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Waltham will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Waltham, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.6%.
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