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A+ Westfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% lower than Massachusetts
11111% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westfield cost of living
B+ Westfield Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,59142% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6342% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Westfield crime
D+ Westfield Employment Household income is 11% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$62,96914% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,0563% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
Westfield employment
F Westfield Housing Home value is 35% lower than Massachusetts
Median home value
$222,20020% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9134% lower than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Westfield real estate or Westfield rentals
A- Westfield Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
63%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:123% lower than the US average
Westfield K-12 schools or Westfield colleges

Living in Westfield, MA

Located in the state of Massachusetts, Westfield is a medium-sized city with a population of 41,486 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Westfield is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Westfield might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 65% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Westfield can be a good experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Massachusetts, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Westfield, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Westfield has received a livability score of 72 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 72nd percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Westfield has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and education (A-). On a less positive note, Westfield does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F). 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 Westfield 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.

Westfield 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 Westfield. Median real estate prices in Westfield come in at $222,200, which is 34.8% lower than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Westfield, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 27.1% lower 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 Westfield will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Westfield, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.8%.

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Compare Westfield, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westfield, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East Forest Park, Springfield7311.710,379
Sixteen Acres, Springfield6812.921,307
East Springfield, Springfield6610.68,156
Pine Point, Springfield6611.410,654
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay, Springfield6510.23,149
Upper Hill, Springfield6410.77,709
Liberty Heights, Springfield638.715,011
McKnight, Springfield629.55,147

Best Cities Near Westfield, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glastonbury Center, CT8031.17,523
Canton Valley, CT7922.41,500
Weatogue, CT7920.53,179
Kensington, CT7835.48,528
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Simsbury Center, CT78205,968
West Hartford, CT7825.763,187
Salmon Brook, CT7712.72,568
Newington, CT7631.230,590

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Nothing Negative About Westfield, MA

I have lived in Westfield, MA and the surrounding areas for a period of time several years ago and have nothing negative to say about Westfield. The city lies less than five miles West of Springfield, but the two cities could not be further apart in terms of livability. Springfield is known as being a very dangerous area, yet Westfield has an incredibly low crime rate and is full of middle income families that are living rather quiet lives. The majority of the jobs in the area are in Springfield, which is why it is a great idea to live in Westfield and head to Springfield for work.

Westfield is a great place to raise a family and a great place to grow up in, as there is a ton of stuff to do. If you like the outdoors, there is great fishing, as the city lies just two or three miles West of the Connecticut river, and there is also a ton of wilderness in the surround areas that are great for hunting. There is also a major theme park in the area, as Six Flags New England is only a few miles a way as well.

Keep in mind that this is a quiet area, so you are not going to find a huge night life scene, although there are still definitely bars and some nightclubs that you can go to. That being said, there are still a ton of great restaurants in the area and there are plenty of events and shows to go to in the surrounding areas of Westfield. If you find yourself living in the Springfield area or are looking to move to the general area, Westfield is a great place to consider.

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Source: The Westfield, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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