Needham

Welcome to Needham, MA

Needham is a town in Norfolk CountyMassachusetts, United States. A suburb of Boston, its population was 28,886 at the 2010 census. It is home to Babson College, a very well-respected business school and the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, an engineering school.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.7 square miles (32.9 km²), of which 12.6 square miles (32.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) is water.

Needham's area is roughly in the shape of an acute, northward-pointing triangle. The Charles River forms nearly all of the southern and northeastern boundaries, the town line with Wellesley forming the third, northwestern one. In addition to Wellesley on the northwest, Needham borders Newton and the West Roxbury section of Boston on the northeast, and Dover, Westwood, and Dedham on the south. The majority of Cutler Park is in Needham and is located along the Charles River and the border with Newton and West Roxbury. Needham is elevated at sea level but is a very hilly town.

As of the census of 2010, there were 28,886 people, 10,341 households, and 7,792 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,292.7 people per square mile (885.2/km²). There were 10,846 housing units at an average density of 860.1 per square mile (332.1/km²).

There were 10,341 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present and 26.7% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was laid out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $116,867, and the median income for a family was $144,042. Males had a median income of $76,459 versus $47,092 for females. The per capita income for the town was $56,776. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Town of Needham operates one high school, Needham High School, which underwent a $62-million renovation that was completed in 2009;

Middle schools:

  • William F. Pollard Middle School, for seventh and eighth grade
  • High Rock School, for sixth grade only;

Elementary schools for grades K-5:

  • John Eliot Elementary School
  • Hillside Elementary School
  • William Mitchell Elementary School
  • Newman Elementary School
  • Broadmeadow Elementary School.

Needham is in the process of building a new elementary school, Sunita L. Williams Elementary School, to replace the aging Hillside Elementary School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Here are current MLS listings in the Needham, MA area:


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  1. 6 beds,  7 baths
    6,150 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72430273
  2. 4 beds,  7 baths
    5,902 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72437993
  3. 4 beds,  5 baths
    9,455 sqft   lot 19,166 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72437759
  4. 4 beds,  6 baths
    4,523 sqft   lot 13,939 sqft
    Listed with Kinlin Grover Real Estate
    MLS 72442463
  5. 6 beds,  3 baths
    4,202 sqft   lot 1.17 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72452746
  6. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.17 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72452748
  7. 6 beds,  6 baths
    5,851 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72450955
  8. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,673 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72449414
  9. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.
    MLS 72444275
  10. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,730 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Bertone Realty, Inc.
    MLS 72444841
  11. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Pinewood Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72448985
  12. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,350 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with OwnerEntry.com
    MLS 72452688
  13. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72453020
  14. Price Drop
    6 beds,  6 baths
    3,751 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72448142
  15. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,550 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72450057
  16. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,566 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Impact Realty, LLC
    MLS 72449678
  17. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,400 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72439287
  18. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,400 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72438692
  19. 5 beds,  3 baths
    3,488 sqft   lot 22,215 sqft
    Listed with Red Tree Real Estate
    MLS 72440116
  20. 3 beds,  3 baths
    3,500 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72438687
  21. 0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.81 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.
    MLS 72436497
  22. 4 beds,  4 baths
    2,729 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72453074
  23. 4 beds,  3 baths
    3,052 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72450248
  24. 4 beds,  4 baths
    2,900 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72447404
  25. 5 beds,  3 baths
    3,030 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    Listed with Louis Wolfson
    MLS 72450424
  26. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,700 sqft  
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72439254
  27. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,700 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72439255
  28. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,712 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72436885
  29. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,712 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72436886
  30. 3 beds,  3 baths
    3,100 sqft   lot 31,798 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72448127
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