A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$397,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,500
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$99,663
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Afton Reviews

    4 reviews
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    I grew up in Afton and loved being surrounded by open spaces and forests. Having this beautiful and safe area to bike through, hike through, and play in during my childhood is something I appreciate a lot looking back. At the same time, Afton is close enough to the cities to attend special events or even commute.
    Review Afton
    I love Afton. Afton has a very small town feeling to it with a very cute little street with small, family-owned businesses and restuarants. Afton has a feeling of nature and outdoors activity such as boating, golfing, skiing, fishing and it has a really great bike trail. With it feeling so outdoorsy, it also is within a short driving distance to places like Minneapolis and St. Paul.
    I absolutely love the town. I love how there is access to the St. Croix River, bike trails, golfing, skiing, etc. but I am also a 30 minute drive to the Twin Cities.