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. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,694 sqft   lot 41,382 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72901911
  2. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    7,259 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72879813
  3. 4 Beds,  7 Baths
    7,280 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72893544
  4. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 15,246 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72908127
  5. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,223 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72902277
  6. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,165 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72889173
  7. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,502 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72896491
  8. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72909365
  9. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72903337
  10. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,400 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Tower Hill Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72900492
  11. lot 40,076 sqft
    Listed with New Dover Associates, Inc.
    MLS 72896879
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    5 Beds,  6 Baths
    4,585 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with Tower Hill Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72892607
  13. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,929 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Joseph Proman, Broker
    MLS 72900502
  14. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,688 sqft   lot 18,731 sqft
    Listed with The Gatto Agency
    MLS 72902944
  15. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,040 sqft   lot 2.69 ac
    Listed with Dwell360
    MLS 72901825
  16. 4 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,524 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Charlesgate Realty Group, llc
    MLS 72892923
  17. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    5,083 sqft   lot 1.07 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72871414
  18. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,788 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72883185
  19. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,427 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72892328
  20. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,395 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Pinnacle Residential
    MLS 72891795
  21. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,314 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72897567
  22. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,080 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72880832
  23. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,361 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72906224
  24. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,923 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72895051
  25. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,300 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72902581
  26. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,311 sqft   lot 1.10 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72901597
  27. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,607 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with Gilmore Murphy Realty LLC
    MLS 72892325
  28. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,527 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with MGS Group Real Estate LTD
    MLS 72907946
  29. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,000 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72895807
  30. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,645 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72903109
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