These Are The 10 Best Places In Massachusetts To Catch Pokemon

These are the cities and towns in Massachusetts where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?
Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.
Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Massachusetts who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.
After analyzing every place in Massachusetts, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Bay State:

  1. Melrose (Photos)
  2. Chelsea (Photos)
  3. Woburn (Photos)
  4. Northampton (Photos)
  5. Newburyport (Photos)
  6. Everett (Photos)
  7. North Adams (Photos)
  8. Holyoke (Photos)
  9. Salem (Photos)
  10. Revere (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Massachusetts. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.
So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Massachusetts in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.
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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Massachusetts in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Massachusetts have the most places to find Pokemon.
So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.
Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Massachusetts.

1. Melrose

Melrose, Massachusetts

Population: 27,509
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.18

2. Chelsea

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Source: Public domain

Population: 37,084
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.62
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.62
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.62

3. Woburn

Woburn, Massachusetts

Population: 38,826
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.55
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.55
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.55

4. Northampton

Northampton, Massachusetts

Population: 28,637
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.43
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.8
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.1
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.57

5. Newburyport

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Source: Public domain

Population: 17,662
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.6
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.79

6. Everett

Everett, Massachusetts

Source: Public domain

Population: 42,758
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.4

7. North Adams

North Adams, Massachusetts

Population: 13,563
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.88
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.99
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.11

8. Holyoke

Holyoke, Massachusetts

Population: 40,079
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.5
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.47
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.5
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.5

9. Salem

Salem, Massachusetts

Population: 42,321
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.37
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.71
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.18

10. Revere

Revere, Massachusetts

Population: 53,258
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.13
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.13
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.13
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.13

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Massachusetts where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.
If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Massachusetts with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Lynn (Photos)
  2. Quincy (Photos)
  3. Cambridge (Photos)
  4. Fall River (Photos)
  5. Springfield (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Massachusetts To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Melrose 27,509
2 Chelsea 37,084
3 Woburn 38,826
4 Northampton 28,637
5 Newburyport 17,662
6 Everett 42,758
7 North Adams 13,563
8 Holyoke 40,079
9 Salem 42,321
10 Revere 53,258
11 Medford 56,981
12 Westfield 41,371
13 Attleboro 43,774
14 Malden 60,309
15 Beverly 40,370
16 Gardner 20,279
17 Waltham 61,908
18 Peabody 51,868
19 Chicopee 55,603
20 Marlborough 39,141
21 Somerville 77,560
22 Newton 86,945
23 Gloucester 29,237
24 Lynn 91,289
25 Quincy 92,920
26 Leominster 40,954
27 Lawrence 77,364
28 Pittsfield 44,226
29 Cambridge 106,844
30 Fitchburg 40,419
31 Haverhill 61,769
32 Taunton 56,056
33 Fall River 88,756
34 Springfield 153,836
35 Lowell 108,491
36 Brockton 94,267
37 Worcester 182,511
38 New Bedford 94,873
39 Boston 639,594
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