Greater Boston’s 10 best places to live



Cambridge is Greater Boston’s best place to live, according to a new ranking from Niche.

Basing its ranking on crime, schools, cost of living, job opportunities, local amenities, and a host of other factors, Niche rated Cambridge highly for its top-notch schools, transit networks, and outdoor activities.

Below, we’ve collected Niche’s full top 10 ranking, along with some specific grades the website allocated for cost of living, education, public schools, and real estate:

Town Cost of Living Education Public Schools Real Estate
Cambridge D A+ A+ C+
Brookline D A+ A+ C
Sharon C- A+ A+ B+
Wellesley D+ A+ A+ C+
Acton Town C- A+ A+ B-
Weston Town C- A+ A+ B-
Newton D+ A+ A+ C+
Natick Town C- A+ A+ B-
Belmont D A+ A+ C
Lexington D+ A+ A+ C

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