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4 Most Affordable Towns with the 25 Best High Schools – 2018

The new school season is upon us!  If you’re still trying to figure out which town is right for you and your family, or if you want to make sure you made the right choice if high school is in the near future for your kids, we have compiled a list of the best high schools and the homes for sale in the area.

We are fortunate, living in Massachusetts, to have such highly ranked school systems, but like anything, some are better than others.  Below is the list of the top 25 public high schools in Massachusetts along with a list of nearby homes for sale.  The list was compiled by Niche and is based on parent and student reviews, state test scores, matriculation (college acceptance) rates, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school rankings.

There are four towns within the Top 25 Massachusetts ranked high schools that boast an average home sale price of $500,000 and under.  Below is a list of more information on each of these desirable towns.

Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science  (view nearby houses) in Worcester

*This is a public charter school, home search, and prices based off the town in which the school is located.

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$35,350 $237,000 $1,475,000 $240,232

This school is #10 on the Best Public Schools in America list.  Worcester is centrally located within the state of Massachusetts and in Worcester county and thus known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth.”  In recent decades, the city’s downtown has been renewed with construction and investments made to building and city structures.


Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School (view nearby houses in Marlborough)

*This is a public charter school, home search, and prices based on the town in which the school is located.

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$80,000 $354,950 $855,000 $374,940

This school is #223 on the Best Public Schools in America list.  It has grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13-1. Marlboro is in Middlesex County is known for its tech industry, commercial parks, and as an easy commuter location with access to 495, the Mass Pike, and routes 9 and 20.


Amherst Regional High School (view nearby houses

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$100,000 $317,000 $1,500,000 $345,439

This school is #277 on the Best Public Schools in America list. Your children will get a great education at a fraction of the cost of some of these other towns. With plenty of open space, you can go off on a trail and feel miles away from any civilization. But, you can head downtown and experience several museums, shops, restaurants, cafes, local colleges, and more.


Longmeadow High School  (view nearby houses

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$147,000 $322,225 $980,000 $359,822

This school is #368 on the Best Public Schools in America list. Located south of Springfield, it is a great place to find outstanding schools, affordable housing and plenty of green space. Longmeadow prides itself on a real sense of community. People are involved in the community, and in 2012 it was ranked as the 10 best towns for families by familycircle.com


The Top 25 Public High Schools in Massachusetts:

1 Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science  (view nearby houses) in Worcester *Affordable

*This is a public charter school, home search, and prices based off the town in which the school is located.

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$35,350 $237,000 $1,475,000 $240,232

Lexington High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$365,000 $1,050,000 $3,700,000 $1,201,650

3  Brookline High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$359,500 $1,000,000 $6,600,000 $1,262,599

4  Wayland High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$186,000 $725,000 $2,425,000 $819,962

Newton North High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$255,000 $1,000,000 $4,800,000 $1,186,877

Newton South High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$364,500 $1,150,000 $3,900,100 $1,267,745

7  Belmont High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$330,000 $950,000 $5,500,000 $1,056,518

8 Weston High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$410,000 $1,531,250 $15,600,000 $1,882,665

Wellesley Senior High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$386,000 $1,325,000 $5,357,000 $1,488,870

10 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (view nearby Lincoln houses) (view nearby Sudbury houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$217,000 $755,560 $4,000,000 $856,539

 11  Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School (view nearby houses in Marlborough) *Affordable

*This is a public charter school, home search, and prices based on the town in which the school is located.

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$80,000 $354,950 $855,000 $374,940

12 Westford Academy (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$178,500 $538,000 $1,600,000 $550,618

13 Amherst Regional High School (view nearby houses) *Affordable

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$100,000 $317,000 $1,500,000 $345,439

14 Westborough High School (view nearby houses

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$130,000 $460,000 $1,600,000 $504,259

15 Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$75,000 $565,000 $1,700,000 $527,157

16 Concord Carlisle High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$295,000 $894,000 $19,207,5000 $1,109,202

17 Sharon High School (view nearby houses)  

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$154,000 $515,000 $1,174,375 $542,250

18 Longmeadow High School  (view nearby houses)  *Affordable

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$147,000 $322,225 $980,000 $359,822

19 Medfield Senior High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$149,000 $665,000 $4,530,000 $716,418

 20 Needham High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$95,000 $947,500 $2,835,000 $1,099,702

21 Hopkinton High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$180,000 $581,700 $1,500,000 $614,864

22 Dover-Sherborn Regional High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$315,000 $957,500 $4,100,000 $1,148,090

23 Bedford High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$205,000 $697,000 $1,568,000 $741,715

 24 Natick High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$139,644 $560,000 $1,600,000 $588,992

25 Westwood High School (view nearby houses)

Lowest Price Median Price Highest Price Average Price
$420,000 $784,500 $3,925,000 $939,766

 Lamacchia Realty has offices in five locations, with agents serving Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. If you’re looking to move to any one of these towns or are interested in any of these homes, contact us to discuss your options.