What’s the best community in Central Mass? That’s what the site Go Local Worcester recently set out to determine. They crunched the numbers, counted the restaurants and museums, reviewed MCAS data, and looked at housing and crime statistics. Of the 72 communities in Central Mass, Southborough came in…19th.
Southborough got a high ranking for its economic condition (#2) and for arts and culture (#15), but we were dinged for affordability (#48) and – of all things – crime (#60).
Go Local Worcester said they used the latest FBI data for violent crime and property crime in their ranking. According to their interpretation, Southborough is significantly less safe than neighbors Marlborough (#45 in safety), Westborough (#30 in safety), Northborough (#7 in safety), and Hopkinton (#5 in safety). Hmm. I’m not sure I buy it.
But anyway, here’s the list of the top 10 communities in Central Mass according to Go Local Worcester. Follow the links to read more about each.
So what do you think? Did Go Local Worcester get it right? What do you think of the crime rankings? Do you feel Southborough is less safe than its neighbors? Share your thoughts in the comments.