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
    8,481 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72764886
  2. 5 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,717 sqft   lot 1.35 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72791976
  3. lot 5.81 ac
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72790424
  4. 12 Beds,  10 Baths
    6,880 sqft   lot 5.81 ac
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72790121
  5. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 5.81 ac
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72790088
  6. 6 Beds,  8 Baths
    7,800 sqft   lot 1.06 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72772773
  7. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,223 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72792438
  8. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,369 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72785501
  9. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,229 sqft   lot 14,375 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72791963
  10. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 16,989 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72780442
  11. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,519 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72787745
  12. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,955 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with M & C Metrowest Realty, LTD
    MLS 72785595
  13. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,178 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Needham
    MLS 72775414
  14. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    6,243 sqft   lot 1.54 ac
    Listed with Hope McDermott Real Estate
    MLS 72780075
  15. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 5.30 ac
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72770347
  16. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,046 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72779933
  17. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,390 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Pinewood Real Estate, Inc.
    MLS 72784184
  18. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72787582
  19. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,375 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with C. Bella Realty
    MLS 72790668
  20. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,400 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72784579
  21. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,037 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72784222
  22. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,764 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72789289
  23. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,453 sqft   lot 9,148 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72776284
  24. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,685 sqft   lot 1.02 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72773384
  25. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,830 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72774335
  26. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,818 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72774815
  27. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 1.04 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72779593
  28. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,100 sqft  
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72767007
  29. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,100 sqft  
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72768215
  30. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,832 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Needham
    MLS 72775742
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