Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Balfour is a suburb of with a population of 1,406. Balfour is in Henderson County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Balfour offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Balfour there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Balfour and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Balfour are highly rated.
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Still considered a subpar Asheville neighbor with a large population of old white people and country-folk who get cranky about youth, minorities, and liberals. More affordable than Asheville, and close enough to there that more and more people are moving here over Asheville, many of which are bringing their creativity and entrepreneurship to town. I can see this town changing from an old, country mountain town to one that rivals Asheville in creativity and experience in the next 10-20 years.
Little to no crime in my neighborhood.