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,  3 Baths
    2,969 sqft   lot 34,413 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72852641
  2. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,700 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72814565
  3. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,278 sqft   lot 11,326 sqft
    Listed with www.EntryOnly.com, LLC
    MLS 72823543
  4. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    3,651 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72829394
  5. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,100 sqft   lot 1.16 ac
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72851866
  6. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,600 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72819427
  7. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,902 sqft   lot 13,940 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties
    MLS 72843993
  8. 4 Beds,  2 Baths
    2,795 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72833861
  9. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    4,179 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72806675
  10. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,512 sqft   lot 22,216 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72846215
  11. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,668 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Custom Realty Solutions
    MLS 72847157
  12. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,272 sqft   lot 2.30 ac
    Listed with Freedom Realty Advisors
    MLS 72833727
  13. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,272 sqft  
    Listed with Freedom Realty Advisors
    MLS 72832785
  14. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,900 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72833868
  15. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,200 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72827399
  16. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,260 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Wellesley
    MLS 72851660
  17. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,490 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72846164
  18. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,822 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Hope McDermott Real Estate
    MLS 72842018
  19. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,799 sqft   lot 13,504 sqft
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
    MLS 72852181
  20. 4 Beds,  3 Baths
    1,828 sqft   lot 25,265 sqft
    Listed with Compass
    MLS 72828798
  21. 0 Beds,  0 Bath
    lot 1.11 ac
    Listed with RE/MAX Way
    MLS 72828494
  22. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,978 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Metro Realty Corp.
    MLS 72848660
  23. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,978 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Metro Realty Corp.
    MLS 72841062
  24. 5 Beds,  4 Baths
    3,400 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listed with Louise Condon Realty
    MLS 72835735
  25. 5 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,658 sqft   lot 16,118 sqft
    Listed with Michael Van Dam
    MLS 72809602
  26. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,016 sqft   lot 11,762 sqft
    Listed with Gilmore Murphy Realty LLC
    MLS 72851935
  27. Price Drop
    4 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,720 sqft   lot 9,584 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 72837834
  28. 3 Beds,  3 Baths
    2,489 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listed with William Raveis R.E. & Home Services
    MLS 72835824
  29. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,978 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Metro Realty Corp.
    MLS 72852875
  30. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,978 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listed with Metro Realty Corp.
    MLS 72852876
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