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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$752
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Atkinson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    29
    1
  • Theft
    277
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,018
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Atkinson Reviews

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As a current resident of Atkinson, New Hampshire, I absolutely love this town! It is an incredible town with easy access to Plaistow, New Hampshire which is home to many businesses and stores. There are great recreational sports in Atkinson for all ages, and the community is always welcoming! LOVE IT!
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You don't see many bad things happening in the state of New Hampshire and Atkinson is a beautiful small town to raise a family. Everyone is very friendly and quiet in this town. You feel safe and relaxed. Ranking this town to other towns, I feel, would be hard because everyone has their own preference on where they want to live based on temperature and night life but I enjoy New England weather so I think that Atkinson is the perfect town for people that want to experience every season to the fullest. Atkinson is also considered the "greater Boston" area and it's only an hour tops drive so you can still experience night life and other festivities on the weekends. Overall, It's a very peaceful community and I would definitely choose to live here again.
I love living in a small New England town. I love the decent sized house, the big front and backyard, the nature, the suburban lifestyle and fresh air. I like living so close to the local schools and stores as well. I love the quiet of my hometown and the simplicity and poise of it. The only downfalls here would be that unlike many southern small towns, here in the northeast, small towns are not as idealistic like those you may see in the south or on TV, which is fine, except I would prefer maybe a tad bit more friendliness. My neighborhood not many of us care to really know our neighbors well, it could come off as snobby or that we adore our privacy, but I miss the days when I was a kid and so was everyone else that were here and we all had more genuine friendliness ans respect for one another.