Belmont

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$656,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    23
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145
    575
  • Theft
    485
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,859
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

17 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Belmont is a very small and cute town. Most have lived there for their entire lives and and thrive on the traditions of the town. Everything is in walking distance, which is great excersize after going to the the family run diners and ice cream parlors. After moving in to the town, I soon experienced the close knit unity between the people. Once you get involved with town events and the people, Belmont can be a great place to live!
  • Former Resident
  • 3 months ago
I love the variety of local businesses around my house. There's a small square with a few boutiques, a gourmet wine and spirit shop, a salon, a shoe cobbler, and a few family owned restaurants. During morning to afternoon hours, it is wonderful. However, businesses begin closing down around 6:00 pm, and by the nighttime, nothing is open anymore.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 23 2015
Harsh summers, and winters, but the in between seasons are wonderful!
  • Niche User
  • Mar 23 2015