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. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,675 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72454563
  2. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,675 sqft  
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72454557
  3. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,316 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72447063
  4. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,344 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72452403
  5. 5 beds,  3 baths
    2,390 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Realty Consultants
    MLS 72427791
  6. 3 beds,  4 baths
    2,440 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72427456
  7. 6 beds,  4 baths
    3,066 sqft   lot 13,939 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72454388
  8. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,440 sqft   lot 21,344 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72438140
  9. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,596 sqft  
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72453209
  10. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft  
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72442289
  11. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72439962
  12. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72439971
  13. 4 beds,  4 baths
    2,992 sqft  
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72427762
  14. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,596 sqft  
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72454382
  15. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,596 sqft  
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72454129
  16. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,596 sqft  
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72451735
  17. 4 beds,  2 baths
    1,924 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listed with The Greene Realty Group
    MLS 72428311
  18. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,124 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72438831
  19. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,853 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Weston - Boston Post Rd.
    MLS 72445692
  20. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,833 sqft   lot 16,552 sqft
    Listed with Realty Executives Metro South
    MLS 72451972
  21. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,762 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Realty Indeed
    MLS 72450891
  22. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,778 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72442374
  23. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,370 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Preferred Properties Realty, LLC
    MLS 72447223
  24. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,559 sqft   lot 13,503 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72441842
  25. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,680 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72451550
  26. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,962 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72453081
  27. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,919 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72435149
  28. 2 beds,  1 bath
    1,600 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72451445
  29. 2 beds,  1 bath
    1,600 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72450315
  30. Price Drop
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,800 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Marino Real Estate Group
    MLS 72446929
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