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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$778
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,336
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Alden Reviews

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Alden is a wonderful community, it is very quiet and family friendly. They often have family activities within the village as well as school activities open to the public. There are many stores and restaurants within the area, so driving for groceries or to go out to eat is only a short commute.
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In general, the local businesses are okay. I greatly prefer the mom-and-pop shops, which we have a lot of, considering it is such a small town. The pharmacy, deli, and bakeries are mostly all family owned and they by far give the best service. Of course our grocery stores and fast food restaurants are commercial/big companies, but for the most part they do an okay job of helping the community-- mcdonald's usually donates to the high school homecoming parades etc.
There are quite a few family owned restaurants, but really no "night-life" for the younger folks. People in their 30s and up might be seen at the local bar but that's about as far as that goes. That bar does, however, make delicious food that is known around our town as the best food. They have incredible buffalo fries and mac and cheese and you can never go wrong with ordering there. There are also a few other family restaurants that serve great food as well, although it's all pretty similar