Attleboro

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$971
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    27
    37
  • Robbery
    27
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413
    575
  • Theft
    1,404
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,141
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

92 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    37
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    1
Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World" for its many jewelry manufacturers. According to the 2010 census, Attleboro had a population of 43,593 in 2010.

What I like about Attleboro is its transportation facilities options. The city is home to two MBTA commuter rail stations: one in the downtown area and the other in the South Attleboro district, near the Rhode Island border. Attleboro and Taunton are both served by the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority, or GATRA, which provides bus transit between the two cities and the surrounding regions.

As for education in the city, the elementary and middle school systems are great. However, the high school guidance counselors tend not to care about their students. High school cared much more about their athletics not on helping their students to be succeed to enter better colleges. Hope this changes for better over the upcoming years.
  • Current Resident
  • 17 days ago
I purchased my first home (a condo/duplex) in Attleboro, attempting to live below my means and dedicate myself to my career by moving nearby. Although I was pleased considering proximity to highways and the commuter rail, I was quickly disgusted by the overall culture in my neighborhood and even while out running errands in town. Everyone I've come into contact with is rude and loud, the streets are constant chaos, the neighborhoods look like dumps, and the approach to raising children is like none I've ever seen (non stop screaming, blocking traffic, damaging property, tantrums if ever told no.) It's a hassle to leave the house and take a quick necessary run to the pharmacy or grocery store. This town is trashy and filled with rude, ignorant, uneducated, selfish, and hostile residents. This is coming from a long term resident of NH, previously born and raised in the Midwest. I'll be taking the financial burden within a year after my home purchase to sell immediately.
  • Current Resident
  • 5 days ago
Attleboro is a town that makes you feel like you are right at home, even if you've traveled from other states and wished to see something new. I've lived in Attleboro for about 6 years, and its definitely a place where you can raise a family and know that you'll be safe. As well as that Boston is only an hour away, and providence is about 12 minutes from the town. I would highly recommend coming to Attleboro for the restaurants and local gatherings.
  • Current Resident
  • 20 days ago