Becket

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    787
    575
  • Theft
    562
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,152
National
$53,046
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Reviews

    7 reviews
    • Excellent
      3
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I love the beautiful environment, the quiet, stress free, laid back feeling. I felt safe and secure and had such a relaxing time. The political views of how the town hall is run could definitely use some updated, even state help. There are some serious infraction of assault within towns council.
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Weather is all about extremes. Very very cold, or very very hot. Very very rainy, or very dry. Adjust quickly and you'll love it.
    • Niche User
    • May 30 2015
    I can't rate this low--it's a rural county. We don't have subways, taxis, etc... get a car, you're golden. No car, you're toast.
    • Niche User
    • May 30 2015