Welcome to Needham

Needham (approx. pop. 29,000) is a picturesque town located 10 miles southwest of Boston and 29 miles east of Worcester. This 18th-century bedroom community is known for its sprawling estates, historic residences, covered bridges and rich cultural heritage. Needham is a highly desirable place to live, providing residents with an excellent school system, a vibrant downtown and easy access to Boston, New York City and many shore points. It has begun to attract tech firms like TripAdvisor and PTC, and has been home to a Coca-Cola bottling plant since 1986. Needham is also home to a Trader Joe’s packaging facility.

Quick Facts

Population

28,886

Female

14,546

Male

14,340

  • White
    25,730
    89.1%
  • Hispanic
    618
    2.1%
  • Asian alone
    1,753
    6.1%
  • Black
    275
    1.0%
Median Home Price

$ 719,600

Average Income

$139,477

Median resident age

43.0 years

Needham Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
BroadmeadowK-5Elementary2017: 51/93816.9
High Rock School6-6Middle–: –/–11.8
Hillside ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 108/93816
John EliotK-5Elementary2017: 166/93814.6
Kindercare Learning Center SaccPK-KPrivate–: –/–12.5
Monsignor Haddad Middle6-8Private–: –/–10
Needham High9-12High2017: 35/34814.1
Newman ElementaryPK-5Elementary2017: 308/93815.5
Pollard Middle7-8Middle2017: 13/48711.9
Riverside School-Needham8-12Private–: –/–7
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