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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,155
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Beacon Falls Reviews

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    Beacon Falls is a small town that I often complain about because I am young and there is essentially nothing "fun" to do without having to travel a few miles out to the nearby towns. However, I do have to give my hometown some credit because it really was a good place to grow up. It's a safe town, I could walk all over the place and not feel in danger in any way (other than walking around a curve and not knowing if a car was going to come...). The school system, Region 16, is actually pretty good. I really liked the majority of teachers I had and knew. The sports are built up because what else is there to do in a small town, so I did participate in rec and travel sports which were fun and exciting and gave me something to look forward to. I made a lot of friends through sports and made the summers really fun. Beacon Falls is a pretty good place to live and have a home, all in all.
    Review Beacon Falls
    Beacon Falls is my hometown and I love the small town mentality here. The people are always friendly and even though it's not a huge town, there are plenty of things to do here. From walking on the path around Toby's Pond, playing in the fields at the rec, or even stopping for a delicious dinner at New Harvest, there is so much to enjoy.
    I love living in a small town and being part of a tight-knit community with childhood friends and families that I have shared memories with over the past 18 years of my life. I wouldn't trade living in Beacon Falls for the world. If I could do it all over, I'd pick the same house and the same neighborhood friends I grew up with. I have enjoyed living in a small town and hope that in my future I could start my own family in Beacon Falls, and if not, it a town very similar.