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Welcome to Needham

A Bustling, Walkable Town Close to Major Routes
Welcome to Needham, a vibrant town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. With a population of 32,091 residents, Needham is a sought-after suburb of Boston, known for its convenience and thriving community. Whether you're drawn to its smaller lot sizes, excellent commuter location, strong resale value, or well-kept homes and neighborhoods, Needham offers a luxurious and fulfilling lifestyle. The town is also home to Olin College, a renowned institution of higher education.

Needham Real Estate Market

Needham real estate tends to sell fast. Contact Westwood agent & realtor, Elena Price to find property, land, houses & luxury homes for sale in Needham, MA.

What to Love

  • Smaller lot sizes compared to neighboring towns, offering a more intimate setting
  • Prime commuter location with easy access to major routes
  • Strong resale value, reflecting the desirability of the area
  • Expansive town center with abundant choices for shops, restaurants, and other amenities
  • Beautifully maintained homes and neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

Needham Town provides a dense suburban feel, allowing residents to enjoy a close-knit community and a wide range of amenities. With a population of 31,808, Needham offers a convenient lifestyle, thanks to its large town center featuring many shops, restaurants, and other retail options. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene, savor coffee at a charming café, or explore the numerous parks and green spaces. The highly-rated public schools further enhance the appeal of this desirable town.

Dining and Entertainment

Discover the latest fashion and home decor trends at Covet + Lou, ensuring your style is always on point. Take a break from shopping and indulge in a scrumptious latte and pastry at the cozy French Press Bakery & Café. At Closet Exchange, you'll find exceptional high-end clothing and accessories deals, making it a haven for fashion enthusiasts. Conclude your day at Reveler Beverage Company, where you can relish a refreshing craft beer or cocktail.

Things to Do in Needham Town

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the natural beauty surrounding Needham. Visit Cutler Park, the historic Echo Bridge, and the Charles River Peninsula for serene walks, picturesque views, and opportunities to connect with nature.

Immerse yourself in the town's rich history by exploring the Needham History Center and Museum, offering fascinating exhibits and insights into the area's past. The Town Forest is another beloved destination, providing ample trails for hiking, jogging, and experiencing the tranquility of the great outdoors.


  • Olin College: A prestigious institution of higher education renowned for its innovative programs
  • St. Sebastian's School: A respected private all boys Catholic school offering a comprehensive education.
  • Needham Public Schools: A highly regarded public school system dedicated to academic excellence
  • St. Joseph's School: A distinguished Catholic school committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals
  • Walker School: A specialized educational institution focused on supporting students with diverse needs


Overview for Needham, MA

31,808 people live in Needham, where the median age is 43.4 and the average individual income is $87,067. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.4 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Schools in Needham, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Needham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
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7th - 8th
St Joseph Elementary School
PreK - 5th
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Monsignor Haddad Middle
6th - 8th
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K - 5th
Sunita L. Williams Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 6th
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7th - 12th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Needham, MA

Needham has 11,260 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Needham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,808 people call Needham home. The population density is 2,586.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.86 / 53.14%

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