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. Photo of 100 Crescent Road, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72406456)
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    lot 40,510 sqft
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 72406456
  2. Photo of 380 Grove St, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72420791)
    2
    7 beds,  9 baths
    8,700 sqft   lot 1.85 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72420791
  3. Photo of 124 Crescent Road, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72406457)
    2
    lot 1.13 ac
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 72406457
  4. Photo of 57 Brookline St, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72430273)
    27
    6 beds,  7 baths
    6,150 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72430273
  5. Photo of 9 Fair Oaks Park, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72403933)
    28
    7 beds,  8 baths
    7,600 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with M & C Metrowest Realty, LTD
    MLS 72403933
  6. Photo of 239 Bridle Trail Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72407714)
    25
    6 beds,  6 baths
    6,485 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72407714
  7. Photo of 25 Hoover Road, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72419069)
    30
    6 beds,  6 baths
    7,462 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Louis Wolfson
    MLS 72419069
  8. Photo of 28 Clarke Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72410501)
    21
    5 beds,  7 baths
    5,867 sqft   lot 34,412 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72410501
  9. Photo of 25 Farley Pond Lane, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72408452)
    25
    5 beds,  5 baths
    5,621 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72408452
  10. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,287 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with Get Listed Realty, LLC
    MLS 72415225
  11. Photo of 178 High Rock Street, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72415606)
    30
    5 beds,  6 baths
    4,653 sqft   lot 1.06 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westwood
    MLS 72415606
  12. Photo of 20 SUNRISE TERRACE, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72415464)
    30
    4 beds,  4 baths
    4,450 sqft   lot 13,503 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Realty Plus
    MLS 72415464
  13. Photo of 30 Edgewater Lane, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72417742)
    23
    4 beds,  5 baths
    4,087 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72417742
  14. Photo of 99 Wellesley Ave, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72408944)
    30
    5 beds,  5 baths
    4,297 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Redfin Corp.
    MLS 72408944
  15. Photo of 67 Hunnewell St, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72415494)
    18
    5 beds,  6 baths
    5,400 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with New England Premier Properties, LLC
    MLS 72415494
  16. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Pinewood Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72428151
  17. Photo of 1312 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72422213)
    7
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,550 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Boston South West
    MLS 72422213
  18. Photo of 21 Brackett Street, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72427249)
    30
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,928 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72427249
  19. Photo of 86 Warren Street, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72423689)
    24
    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,572 sqft   lot 21,344 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72423689
  20. Photo of 276 Brookline St., Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72422088)
    21
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,411 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72422088
  21. Photo of 1548 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72423427)
    30
    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,488 sqft   lot 18,730 sqft
    Listed with Red Tree Real Estate
    MLS 72423427
  22. Photo of 36 Pinewood Road, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72418527)
    28
    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,350 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72418527
  23. Photo of 64 Crescent Rd #64, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72416172)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    3,780 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72416172
  24. Photo of 74 Hillcrest Road, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72413859)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,081 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72413859
  25. Photo of 209 Valley Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72412735)
    30
    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,466 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72412735
  26. Photo of 29 Carleton Dr, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72419409)
    7
    0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 1.04 ac
    Listed with OwnerEntry.com
    MLS 72419409
  27. Photo of 296 West st #2, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72424823)
    10
    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,838 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72424823
  28. Photo of 296 West st #2, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72423941)
    9
    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,838 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72423941
  29. Photo of 60 Rosemary St, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72407983)
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    5 beds,  5 baths
    3,620 sqft   lot 16,117 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72407983
  30. Photo of 39 Andrea Circle #39, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72410195)
    24
    4 beds,  3 baths
    5,000 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72410195
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