Ashburnham

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    32
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355
    575
  • Theft
    533
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,662
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

23 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    10
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1
Ashburnham use to have many camps surrounding the lakes which are almost all privately owned now. Being a mostly forest filled area, we don't have many stores except a few down town and a gas station/dunkin donuts on the edge of town. I wouldn't call it modern by any stretch. But the atmosphere is peaceful and beautiful to me. I know lovely people and lovely places.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
If you are looking to find some fast quick groceries, not caring about price, then i guess this town is ok food wise. There are 3 main convenient stores and one very small grocery store. Most of the time when you would want to go buy a weeks worth or more in food, you would generally see people commuting to the next towns over where the market baskets and price choppers are.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 23 2015
If there are big storms or piles of snow, the local public services are there to help you. They do an amazing job at fixing downed power lines in a short amount of time. There are usually a few snow storms each year and high winds during the summer. Every year trees come down and the town public services need to clean them up. The most essential items in my wardrobe are a winter jacket, a sweatshirt, and sunglasses. You never know when it will be hot or cold or sunny. The weather can be unpredictable.
  • Niche User
  • July 13 2014