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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,323
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

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
$84,219
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

    Ancient Oaks Reviews

    15 reviews
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    A formerly rural area that, developed into a stretch of suburbia where Coal Country meets New Jersey. There's a growing divide between the "locals" and "transplants". "Locals" are generally less sophisticated, less considerate of their surroundings, but feign friendliness. "Transplants" are more well-off and attentive, but don't feign friendliness. "Transplants" are taking-over as younger "locals" move-out and the older ones die-off (literally).

    People are the area's biggest flaw. Aside from that, the area is safe, has decent schools, and hardly any pollution (except for litter generated by "local" slobs). However, most establishments are either dilapidated (from the old days), chains (to keep up with development), or pretentious (and overpriced) but unremarkable "high end" places.

    All that being said, it can be a good long-term investment. There are lots of poorly maintained fixer-uppers being sold by "locals" that can be a good value; this area is a house-flipper's dream.
    Review Ancient Oaks
    Most restaurants offer cheap, bad food for people who eat-out on a daily basis instead of actually cooking for themselves. The few restaurants that serve decent food are overpriced, because they are "nice" by comparison. Chinese food is the one exception; lots of good places nearby that charge fair prices.

    There area few pubs that are good for having a beer, but there are no nearby bars that I would order wine/cocktails at or consider to be trendy.
    There are a lot of great food places in my county! It is not comparable to anything in California or New York, but for Pennsylvania I think there are a lot of great options.