Ayer

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    277
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    693
    575
  • Theft
    907
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,110
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Reviews

    24 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      4
    • Average
      18
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    LIVING IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN, THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS VERY STRONG. EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE AND WE TEND TO BAND TOGETHER TIGHTLY DURING HARDSHIPS. WE HAVE SO MANY SMALL BUSINESSES AND FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANTS AND STORES. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS SO SUPPORTIVE.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago
    Small charming town, with nice country feel, wonderful rent prices and safe town to live. The neighboring town Devens has large fields that are perfect for a picnic or an evening walk.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    I love the small town of Ayer. There is a railroad stop here, so it is perfect to go into Boston for a day without driving in the traffic.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago