Arlington

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$507,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,419
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    20
    37
  • Robbery
    20
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140
    575
  • Theft
    682
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,338
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

25 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    17
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
I love Arlington. I have lived here for my whole life, and I am extremely happy that I grew up here. It is the perfect distance from Cambridge, Somerville and Boston (average of 5-20 minutes). The schools are incredible and have prepared me for college. The center is a fun place to hang out! The only thing I would like to see changed is a little more Arlington pride. GO SPYPONDERS!
  • Current Resident
  • 29 days ago
Arlington is a very diverse town filled with some of the best schools, convenient public transportation, safe neighborhoods and great resources. The atmosphere is very secure and relaxed and I would love to live there again. I see a great future for Arlington as it is advancing with changing academic necessities and making the town a more clean environment a priority.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Arlington is nice, I guess. There are a lot of people living here now, and the town isn't really equipped to deal with all of them. The public schools can't hold all the kids, so they're taking away the center for the arts to make another school for them. They also started a Mass Ave construction project that no one wanted and now are charging for all public parking to pay for it.
  • Current Resident
  • 14 days ago