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. lot 1.67 ac
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 72512162
  2. 5 Beds,  9 Baths
    8,143 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72532367
  3. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,107 sqft   lot 1.54 ac
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Needham
    MLS 72539641
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72548168
  5. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,261 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Block Capital Realty LLC
    MLS 72550001
  6. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,235 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72508342
  7. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,196 sqft   lot 1.11 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72524506
  8. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,559 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72514591
  9. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,067 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72536241
  10. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,588 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72527026
  11. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,390 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 Adams KC
    MLS 72536973
  12. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,233 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with
    MLS 72512779
  13. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,289 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72509528
  14. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,688 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72538953
  15. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,705 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72508407
  16. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,287 sqft   lot 12,633 sqft
    Listed with Castles Unlimited®
    MLS 72551803
  17. Price Drop
    4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,292 sqft   lot 1.17 ac
    Listed with Cap Realty
    MLS 72506742
  18. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    3,106 sqft   lot 1.41 ac
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72532114
  19. Price Drop
    4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,156 sqft   lot 1.33 ac
    Listed with
    MLS 72529601
  20. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    3,600 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72547328
  21. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,925 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with United Realty Express
    MLS 72505726
  22. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,000 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72547335
  23. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,000 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72547320
  24. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,571 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72535862
  25. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,943 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72516988
  26. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,411 sqft   lot 1.22 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72543888
  27. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,109 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham - 936 Great Plain Ave.
    MLS 72543096
  28. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,910 sqft   lot 42,254 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72522976
  29. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,883 sqft   lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72514506
  30. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 1.21 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72514509
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