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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$413
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    761
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    507
    1
  • Theft
    2,079
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,438
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Ashland Reviews

4 reviews
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It is what it is and it's a small town. Living here means you like the peace and quiet. People are friendly but everyone knows everyone. There are several good hiking trails nearby. Restaurants and shopping are 45 minutes away. Traffic is never a problem. I moved here due to a first job out of college. I am leaving because I am still in my 20's and want to live near people my age. I am also going back to school. I do not see myself moving back as I do not have family in the area.
Review Ashland
I shop at the Dollar General a lot. It's close and easy to get to. I also shop at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, but only for a couple of things. They are too expensive. The gas stations are clean and friendly. We also have a pizza place, and a café, and a Mexican restaurant. There is also a drug store, lawyers office, a small clothing store. Two hardware stores, Napa, art building they also put plays on there. Small library, McDonalds, hospital and nursing home. Sheriffs department and police station. Nice park and baseball field. One new, very big school.
I do not have any concerns for my safety.