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Asheville
  • Town in North Carolina

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

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Asheville is a town in North Carolina with a population of 91,560. Asheville is in Buncombe County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Asheville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Asheville there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Asheville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Asheville are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    498.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    63
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    174.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    889.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,861.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    574.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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