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A+ Watertown Town Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Watertown Town Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% higher than Massachusetts
Watertown Town
15757% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Watertown Town cost of living
A+ Watertown Town Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,04862% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9662% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
Watertown Town crime
B Watertown Town Employment Household income is 30% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$92,05066% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,68663% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Watertown Town employment
D+ Watertown Town Housing Home value is 39% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$474,000157% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,65074% higher than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Watertown Town real estate or Watertown Town rentals
A+ Watertown Town Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
93%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
69%41% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Watertown Town K-12 schools or Watertown Town colleges

Living in Watertown Town, MA

Watertown Town, Massachusetts is a moderately-sized city with a population of 33,849 residents. Watertown Town has a population density of 8,478 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 84% of Watertown Town residents are White, 8% Asian and 3% Black. Watertown Town has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Watertown Town, Massachusetts. Finding the best places to live in Watertown Town 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, education, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 76/100, Watertown Town is ranked #3,859 in the United States and #21 in Massachusetts. Based on this score, Watertown Town would be considered a very livable city! Based on the grades for each individual category, Watertown Town has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B). Unfortunately for Watertown Town, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Watertown Town, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Watertown Town has a violent crime rate of 90 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

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 Watertown Town have a test score average of 69%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Watertown Town meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Watertown Town. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Watertown Town are simply unattainable. The median home price for Watertown Town homes is $474,000, which is 39% higher than the Massachusetts average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Watertown Town, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 8.3% higher than the Massachusetts average.

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Compare Watertown Town, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Watertown Town, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge764.44,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge762.38,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge752.813,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge743.712,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Roxbury, Boston736.432,855
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge722.611,671
Riverside, Cambridge723.311,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge713.45,061

Best Cities Near Watertown Town, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA808.527,787
Belmont, MA801.825,555
Brookline, MA803.659,180
Newton, MA80388,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA803.544,408
Winchester, MA79622,491
Westborough, MA7923.54,057
Wellesley, MA786.928,909

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I absolutely love Watertown Massachusetts, it is so close to Boston and other popular places, where there is so much going on, and so much history. Living in Watertown Massachusetts has been the most enjoyable place to live. It is so diverse and they have the best community events that go on for the town.

The best areas in Watertown Massachusetts are defiantly the parks and the local events that they always have going on. Watertown Massachusetts has the best community yard sales and so many town fairs, that you will never be bored.

Their free public library is absolutely one of the best, and my personal favorite to visit during the week. The weather here is absolutely wonderful, you get a taste of every single season. I am so comfortable in this town and so happy with it, it is great place to raise a family. The people of this town are so kind and a neighbor is truly a neighbor. I highly recommend this town for families that want to live a tranquil life.
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Source: The Watertown Town, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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