Billerica

37 reviews
  1. Suburb of Boston, MA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Boston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,306
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    7
    37
  • Robbery
    5
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    575
  • Theft
    701
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,761
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

37 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    13
  • Average
    22
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1
In any area, there are desirable and undesirable attributes, people and opinions. I have chosen to be with people who have similar interests and abilities as myself. I am relatively intelligent, college bound and consider myself to be a good and concerned citizen of my community. I have chosen I similar friends and we are all going off to competitive colleges in a variety of academic areas. I think. My town is considered blue collar historically, but the up and coming generations are not.
  • Niche User
  • Aug 16 2015
Living in Billerica my whole life has had a positive affect on me. The general atmosphere of Billerica is great, very sports orientated. I would chose to live here again, and maybe even raise my own family here. I would do it all over again, Billerica is very family orientated and its school system is getting better and better with a new high school being built in the near future. Living on the east coast as compared to anywhere else is much better.
  • Niche User
  • July 15 2015
I'm very happy to have grown up in this area, considering how much worse it could have been. I feel a lot safer in Billerica than I would in many other places. We aren't a poor community but we're not a rich one either, we lie in the middle. I'm thankful to have lived in a safe, quiet neighborhood during my childhood.
  • Niche User
  • July 10 2015