Needham : Massachusetts


What It Is Like to Retire in Needham

Needham is a well-off suburban town of 29,000 near Boston.  It is home to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, an engineering school.  A nearby town is Wellesley. Photo of Cutler Park, a state-owned nature preserve and public recreation courtesy of Wikipedia and Zenswashbuckler (public domain).


Where to Retire in Needham and Home Prices

Needham is a very nice place to live. The median home value was $1,046,084 according to Zillow, in early 2020.


What Is Special about Needham

It is very affluent and close to Boston.


What Is Not Special about Needham

It is very expensive to live here.


Who Will Like Retirement in Needham

People who want to live close to Boston but not in it will like Needham.


Local Economy Is Driven by

This is a bedroom community.


Climate and Physical Environment

Needham is just outside Boston. The average January temp is in the high 20s and the average July temp is in the low 70s.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Needham has a nice library and also the Needham Historical Society.



Crime is almost non-existent in Needham.


Medical Facilities

Needham is close to Boston's world class medical facilities.  Not to mention Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.



Commuter rail service from Boston's South Station is provided by the MBTA with four stops in Needham on its Needham Line Needham Heights, Needham Center, Needham Junction and Hersey.


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