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. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 57.86 ac
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72965507
  2. 12 Beds,  8 Baths
    10,194 sqft   lot 57.86 ac
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72965455
  3. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 6.30 ac
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.
    MLS 72965461
  4. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    8,100 sqft   lot 7.00 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72946356
  5. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    10,054 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72970076
  6. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,167 sqft   lot 4.63 ac
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72976468
  7. 6 Beds,  9 Baths
    10,083 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Leopold & McMasters Realty
    MLS 72968089
  8. 6 Beds,  9 Baths
    7,101 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72980550
  9. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,539 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72966798
  10. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,005 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72946246
  11. lot 1.05 ac
    Listed with 128 CRE
    MLS 72980077
  12. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,860 sqft   lot 27,879 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72977174
  13. 7 Beds,  8 Baths
    6,371 sqft   lot 15,682 sqft
    Listed with Luxury Realty Partners
    MLS 72973797
  14. 5 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,370 sqft   lot 20,909 sqft
    Listed with Helix Real Estate
    MLS 72948526
  15. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,521 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with MLJ Real Estate Service LLC
    MLS 72975116
  16. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,720 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72970616
  17. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,869 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72960326
  18. 5 Beds,  6 Baths
    6,900 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72970044
  19. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,200 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72963449
  20. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    6,582 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with New England Premier Properties, LLC
    MLS 72963248
  21. 6 Beds,  6 Baths
    5,300 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72948392
  22. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,104 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72957714
  23. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,600 sqft   lot 39,204 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72955456
  24. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,436 sqft   lot 1.59 ac
    Listed with Rutledge Properties
    MLS 72974910
  25. 6 Beds,  7 Baths
    5,836 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Century 21 Mario Real Estate
    MLS 72982280
  26. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,113 sqft   lot 14,811 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72955391
  27. lot 39,640 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72981593
  28. 6 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,019 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
    MLS 72956506
  29. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 10.48 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72979586
  30. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    5,233 sqft   lot 20,474 sqft
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
    MLS 72975250
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