Niche has come out with its new 2017 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in Massachusetts, but it took a bit of a unique approach: The consumer rankings service assigned a grade, on an A+-to-D- scale, to almost every city and town and many neighborhoods around the state.

Sixty-three towns received A+ grades. None received a grade less than a C, though several did receive an “incomplete” of sorts.

To arrive at the rankings, Niche.com took several factors into consideration, such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/?state=MA&sor…