8 reviews
  1. Town in West Virginia
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$559
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    575
  • Theft
    0
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,583
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    Alderson Reviews

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    The weather is mild with a good show of the four seasons. Summers are mild, plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. The winters would be the only season that has its issues. The road get covered in snow and the mountainous terrain makes it difficult for the snow plows to keep up with. Spring and summer are the best times for tourism and business in the area.
    The local business in the area are wonderful. They cater to local atmosphere and outdoor lifestyle common in the area. There are few however, big name stores are at least 45 minutes away in other counties.
    There are very few job opportunities in the area. There are no large business, most jobs pay very little. It is rare for someone working in the area to make more than or close to $100,000.