Auburn

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    195
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    24
    37
  • Robbery
    24
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    519
    575
  • Theft
    2,379
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,695
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%

    Reviews

    24 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      14
    • Average
      8
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I have lived in Auburn for about 12 years so many things have gotten old for me. The library and post office are fantastic as well as the mall and the many restaurants here. The public schools are incredible, clean, and safe. The ice skating rink is a popular place when it snows because of its big hills for sledding and playground for when it isn't snowing. Auburn is a very safe place to live and I love it.
    • Current Resident
    • 10 days ago
    I really enjoyed growing up in the area that I did. I have always felt safe and welcomed into this community. There are tons of restaurant and other activities to do. I would chose to live here again, and hopefully start my own family here. This town compared to the rest of the country is a 7/10. In the future I hope this area will be more diverse.
    • Niche User
    • Dec 17 2015
    Housing is very good, you dont see rarely ever any abandoned buildings.
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago