Agawam

49 reviews
  1. Suburb in Massachusetts
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
Hartford

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    10
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    366
    575
  • Theft
    454
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,561
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%

    Reviews

    49 reviews
    • Excellent
      4
    • Very Good
      18
    • Average
      23
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      1
    Agawam has a balance of silence and bustle. It has the feel of a close-knit community normally found in a small town, but can also be very busy at times. This, to me, makes it a great place to live. Growing up I always thought I would move out of Agawam, however now that I have lived in another town for school, I have realized that I am most comfortable in Agawam, and have no plans of moving. The town is under development and I see great opportunity for my town in the future. One great example is Agawam's plans to use solar energy--keeping us current with modern technology!
    • Niche User
    • 8 months ago
    Agawam is a very safe town. It was rated, I believe, number eight in a list of top ten safest cities in the United States. I was very proud to hear that. However, the Agawam police have a reputation of being lazy and unreliable. I have heard stories of the police refusing to take reports of certain issues. When I contacted the police department in search of information I was ignored and never received a response. The police here have been under ethics investigations, and continually leave a bad taste in the mouths of residents.
    • Niche User
    • 8 months ago
    I love my town. Agawam is a quiet, clean and fun town that has a lot of good qualities to it. Having Six Flags in our town sometimes can be frustrating but it creates a lot of jobs for people of all ages and brings in business to the rest of the small town shops as well. We have a lot of little family owned and operated restaurants here, all with amazing food. The schools are very well organized and broken down which helps to cut back on bullying. The curriculum is very well balanced, which is hard to find in schools nowadays.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago