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. Photo of 296 West st #2, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72424823)
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    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,838 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72424823
  2. Photo of 296 West st #2, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72423941)
    17
    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,712 sqft   lot 15,245 sqft
    Listed with Quest Real Estate
    MLS 72423941
  3. Photo of 67 Mackintosh Ave, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72427791)
    29
    5 beds,  3 baths
    2,390 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Realty Consultants
    MLS 72427791
  4. Photo of 31 Standish Road, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72427456)
    29
    3 beds,  4 baths
    2,440 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Wellesley - Central St.
    MLS 72427456
  5. Photo of 37 Yale Road, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72438140)
    30
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,440 sqft   lot 21,344 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72438140
  6. 4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft  
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72442289
  7. Photo of 1 GLEN GARY RD #2, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72439962)
    6
    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72439962
  8. Photo of 1 GLEN GARY RD #2, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72439971)
    6
    4 beds,  5 baths
    3,030 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with J. W. Higgins Realty
    MLS 72439971
  9. Photo of 78 Putnam St #78, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72427762)
    22
    4 beds,  4 baths
    2,992 sqft  
    Listed with Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
    MLS 72427762
  10. Photo of 1098 Greendale Ave, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72424924)
    14
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,200 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72424924
  11. Photo of 72 Oakcrest Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72428311)
    14
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,924 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listed with The Greene Realty Group
    MLS 72428311
  12. Photo of 52 Beaufort Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72438831)
    22
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,124 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72438831
  13. Photo of 30 Putnam St #30, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72427591)
    17
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,288 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72427591
  14. Photo of 149 Jarvis Cir, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72420914)
    22
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,949 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72420914
  15. Photo of 99 Barrett St, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72439166)
    25
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,224 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72439166
  16. Photo of 20 Roscoe St, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72420579)
    29
    Price Drop
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,060 sqft   lot 17,424 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72420579
  17. Photo of 6 Mary Chilton Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72441842)
    25
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,559 sqft   lot 13,503 sqft
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 72441842
  18. Photo of 42 Gayland Rd, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72427222)
    22
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,848 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72427222
  19. Photo of 1427 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72419356)
    26
    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,593 sqft   lot 11,761 sqft
    Listed with Charney Real Estate
    MLS 72419356
  20. Photo of 28 Standish Road, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72422870)
    22
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,476 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Hawthorn Properties
    MLS 72422870
  21. Photo of 404 High Rock St, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72435149)
    4
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,919 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72435149
  22. Photo of 14 Carter St, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72428790)
    22
    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,278 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72428790
  23. Photo of 93 Sachem Rd, Needham, MA 02494 (MLS # 72421406)
    14
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,563 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72421406
  24. Photo of 0 Noyes St, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72417562)
    7
    0 beds,  0 bath
    lot 14,374 sqft
    Listed with Charney Real Estate
    MLS 72417562
  25. Photo of 818 Greendale Ave, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72430714)
    4
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,644 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listed with Desmond Properties LLC
    MLS 72430714
  26. Photo of 25 LAWTON RD, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72428320)
    26
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,681 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Gelineau & Associates, R.E.
    MLS 72428320
  27. Photo of 443 High Rock Street, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72418643)
    14
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,456 sqft   lot 13,503 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Dedham
    MLS 72418643
  28. 3 beds,  1 bath
    912 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listed with Metro West Luxury Homes
    MLS 72413621
  29. Photo of 80 Pleasant St #80, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72433733)
    16
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,408 sqft  
    Listed with McCorry Real Estate, LLC
    MLS 72433733
  30. Photo of 1208 Greendale Avenue #206, Needham, MA 02492 (MLS # 72428637)
    7
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,473 sqft  
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72428637
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