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. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,928 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72871748
  2. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,752 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with RPR
    MLS 72857047
  3. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,752 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listed with RPR
    MLS 72856982
  4. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    3,074 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72893189
  5. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,276 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Zakarian Realty, LLC
    MLS 72891209
  6. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,170 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72890794
  7. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,170 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72890791
  8. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72893691
  9. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,763 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72891899
  10. lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72891902
  11. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,346 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with The Atlantic Group
    MLS 72897122
  12. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,368 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72896552
  13. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,720 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72892124
  14. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,160 sqft   lot 23,087 sqft
    Listed with Four Points Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72885446
  15. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,208 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton
    MLS 72873239
  16. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,917 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72886907
  17. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,607 sqft   lot 16,553 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72882857
  18. 2 Beds,  1 Bath
    1,535 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with OwnerEntry.com
    MLS 72877559
  19. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,444 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72889356
  20. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,208 sqft   lot 12,197 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72884142
  21. Price Drop
    2 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,289 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72880294
  22. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    lot 5,228 sqft
    Listed with Discover Properties
    MLS 72875689
  23. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,332 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72892223
  24. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,840 sqft  
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72856335
  25. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,245 sqft  
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72896838
  26. 3 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,503 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    MLS 72887999
  27. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,509 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Page Realty
    MLS 72886139
  28. 2 Beds,  2 Baths
    1,356 sqft  
    Listed with Paul Bator
    MLS 72866241
  29. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,512 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72894522
  30. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,840 sqft  
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Natick
    MLS 72884612
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