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. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,642 sqft   lot 1.09 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72627979
  2. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,860 sqft   lot 1.22 ac
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72615114
  3. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,065 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72624771
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,235 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72631739
  5. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 10.48 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Newton - Centre St.
    MLS 72613001
  6. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72617002
  7. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,800 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72616142
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,500 sqft   lot 1.31 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72627540
  9. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,200 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with M & C Metrowest Realty, LTD
    MLS 72625154
  10. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72629224
  11. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,107 sqft   lot 1.54 ac
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72620899
  12. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    5,250 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listed with The Shiner Group, LLC
    MLS 72624804
  13. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72616752
  14. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,135 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with New England Premier Properties, LLC
    MLS 72627545
  15. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,600 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72622709
  16. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72632889
  17. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,738 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72635005
  18. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,065 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72627669
  19. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,388 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72625143
  20. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,550 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Bertone Realty, Inc.
    MLS 72614891
  21. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,655 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72616669
  22. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72611432
  23. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72616538
  24. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,220 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Pinewood Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72632631
  25. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,450 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72633704
  26. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,770 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Svingen Realty
    MLS 72613977
  27. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,299 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72624411
  28. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,384 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Touchstone Realty
    MLS 72638065
  29. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,200 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72636095
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,670 sqft   lot 1.05 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72614383
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