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Asheville
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A minus
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 B+
  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 93,272. 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 own 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
$319,400
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    549.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    69.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    124.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    730.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,033.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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