10 Worst Cities To Live In Massachusetts In 2017

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3. Gardner

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Population: 20,250
Unemployment rate: 7.2%
Average house values: $144,100
Crime: 32nd worst in the state

Across the board, little Gardner is heading in the wrong direction. This town along MA-2 in the northern part of the state has some of the lowest home values in Massachusetts. The education spending on public school students is some of the lowest in the state, and crime is far above the state average.

Residents in Gardner have a 1 in 38 chance of being the victim of a property crime. Which means lots of stolen laptops, cell phones and Tom Brady jerseys.


Massachusetts Mortgage Rates Averages
Product Rate Change
30 yr fixed mtg refi 3.82% 0.03
15 yr fixed mtg refi 3.04% 0.02
7/1 ARM refi 3.40% 0.09
15 yr jumbo fixed mtg refi 3.59% 0.11

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