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 Poké 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.

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1. Melrose

Melrose, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

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

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