Population: 39,220Median home value: $374,300 75 Ranks better than 82% of areas
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A+ Woburn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Woburn Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Massachusetts
14343% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Woburn cost of living
A+ Woburn Crime Total crime is 30% lower than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,25054% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Woburn crime
B- Woburn Employment Household income is 18% higher than Massachusetts
Median household income
$83,87252% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,23925% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Woburn employment
C- Woburn Housing Home value is 10% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$374,300103% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,38646% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Woburn real estate or Woburn rentals
A+ Woburn Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
69%41% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Woburn K-12 schools or Woburn colleges

Living in Woburn, MA

Woburn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. The city has a population of 39,220 inhabitants. In Woburn, there are 3,104 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Woburn residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 77% of the population considered married and 59% with kids under the age of 18, Woburn could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Woburn could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Massachusetts if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Woburn and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 75/100, Woburn is ranked #5,243 in the United States and #34 in Massachusetts. Compared to the United States average, Woburn ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Woburn scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). The bad news for Woburn, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Woburn has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Woburn gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 159 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly 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 Woburn have a test score average of 69%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Woburn is actually affordable. The median home price for Woburn homes is $374,300, which is 9.8% higher than the Massachusetts average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Woburn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 6.3% lower than the Massachusetts average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Woburn area were 7.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Woburn, MA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Woburn, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mit, Cambridge769.54,970
West Cambridge, Cambridge767.98,854
North Cambridge, Cambridge756.513,280
Cambridgeport, Cambridge749.312,501
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge727.411,671
Riverside, Cambridge728.611,860
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge717.75,061
East Cambridge, Cambridge719.29,877

Best Cities Near Woburn, MA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Melrose, MA805.427,787
Belmont, MA806.625,555
Brookline, MA8011.459,180
Newton, MA8011.288,317
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington, MA804.944,408
Winchester, MA792.522,491
Westborough, MA7928.24,057
Wellesley, MA7814.228,909

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Woburn, MA: Beautiful, Quaint and Historic

The best thing about Woburn, MA is that it is 9 miles from Boston so everything is easily accessible. I love going to the Middlesex Fells Reservation to hike, sightsee and enjoy what nature has to offer. It is a perfect place to bring your dog to walk as well as get your exercise. I am an avid hiker, so this is one of my favorite places as well as Mary Cummings Trail and Horn Pond.

Living in Woburn has a lot to offer for children as well. My kids love to visit Boston Rock Gym and the Imax. My family loves the outdoors, so we try to take advantage of the spring and summer before the cold winter hits. In the winter, we usually visit indoor entertainment centers such as Dave & Busters and the Woburn Mall.

For the most part, the homes have big backyards, not close to neighbors as some other cities and are well built. This is why I settled down in Woburn. The people are also nice and helpful as well.
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