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,  8 Baths
    8,000 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72672995
  2. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    9,000 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with New England Elite Realty, LLC
    MLS 72649024
  3. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,000 sqft   lot 1.37 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72673962
  4. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,700 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with Simin Javaheri
    MLS 72657360
  5. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,200 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72671739
  6. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,110 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72644067
  7. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,065 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72676700
  8. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,250 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72665922
  9. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,012 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72663263
  10. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,504 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72661492
  11. Price Drop
    6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,997 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72651967
  12. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,190 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72675200
  13. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,370 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Pinewood Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72652684
  14. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72678689
  15. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,300 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72663142
  16. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,261 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with OwnerEntry.com
    MLS 72675690
  17. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,350 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Four Season Homes, Llc
    MLS 72657684
  18. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,519 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72648841
  19. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72666814
  20. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,990 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72671049
  21. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,000 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72654681
  22. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    6,380 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72686057
  23. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,218 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72645851
  24. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,578 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72656596
  25. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,770 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Svingen Realty
    MLS 72645465
  26. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,384 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Touchstone Realty
    MLS 72670828
  27. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,870 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72656783
  28. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,299 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72686528
  29. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,015 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72681265
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,498 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72661255
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