Blackstone

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$930
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Blackstone Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    175
    575
  • Theft
    823
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,699
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    14 reviews
    • Excellent
      3
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      7
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      1
    I've lived in Blackstone for most of my life. Growing up i always thought very highly of the town. Lately though, it seems crime and drugs have become more of a problem. My brother has had two of his bikes stolen, my uncles and friends 4wheelers have been stolen. And lastly just a few months ago a man was murdered just four houses down from me.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago
    Property being stolen from friends and family has become worse over the last 10 years or so in Blackstone. I had personally never known of anyone being murdered in the town but that happened just a few months ago. The police are around often, no concerns there.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago
    A nice small quiet town to live in. Blackstone has the curse and blessing of being in between all the major cities in this region, mostly Boston and Providence. The town is surrounded by forests and trails which are great. I'd probably live in something like here again if I had the chance.
    • Niche User
    • 12 months ago