Needham

Welcome to Needham, MA

Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 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. 20,217 sqft   lot 1.07 ac
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 73021958
  2. 5 Beds,  6.5 Baths
    6,694 sqft   lot 41,382 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 73008119
  3. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,400 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72987479
  4. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,825 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 73017408
  5. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,685 sqft   lot 1.06 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72992347
  6. Price Drop
    7 Beds,  7.5 Baths
    6,371 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Luxury Realty Partners
    MLS 72996350
  7. 6 Beds,  5.5 Baths
    5,347 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Commonwealth Standard Realty Advisors
    MLS 73017296
  8. 5 Beds,  6.5 Baths
    5,960 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 73002694
  9. Price Drop
    6 Beds,  6.5 Baths
    6,582 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with New England Premier Properties
    MLS 72997893
  10. 4 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,035 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 73006032
  11. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,800 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Bertone Realty, Inc.
    MLS 73014994
  12. Price Drop
    6 Beds,  5.5 Baths
    5,700 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 73012376
  13. 4 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,649 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with eXp Realty
    MLS 73008095
  14. 6 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    5,079 sqft   lot 1.63 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Marblehead
    MLS 73026986
  15. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 39,640 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72991215
  16. 5 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,539 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 73013951
  17. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    4,491 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72994227
  18. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,250 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 73006016
  19. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    5,085 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72987560
  20. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    3,579 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Needham
    MLS 73022048
  21. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,470 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Weichert, REALTORS - Metropolitan Boston Real Estate
    MLS 73018249
  22. 4 Beds,  4.5 Baths
    4,100 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Redfin Corp.
    MLS 73011312
  23. 3 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,140 sqft   lot 37,026 sqft
    Listed with www.HomeZu.com
    MLS 73026655
  24. 3 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,140 sqft   lot 37,026 sqft
    Listed with www.HomeZu.com
    MLS 73026657
  25. 4 Beds,  2.5 Baths
    2,964 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72991504
  26. 4 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    2,714 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 73027212
  27. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,021 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 73018259
  28. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,021 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 73018248
  29. 3 Beds,  3.5 Baths
    2,254 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with eXp Realty
    MLS 72995199
  30. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,373 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72998562
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