C+
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
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$471
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

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
$26,219
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

    Belle Vernon Reviews

    2 reviews
    Belle Vernon is located 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh and 45 minutes north of Morgantown, West Virginia. Interstate 70 and the PA Turnpike are minutes away. Since Belle Vernon is near those roads, there are plenty of fast food restaurants and hotels in the immediate area. Unfortunately to get to an actual restaurant, decent bar, movie theater, or event traveling is necessary. It's a rural town, but some parts of the town are outdated. The school district isn't outrageously big. The 2011 graduating class had about 235 graduating students. Overall Belle Vernon is a nice town, but it could use some improvements in certain areas.
    Review Belle Vernon
    I currently live in Belle Vernon, I enjoy living in the area. There are many restaurants/small businesses within a 10-20 minute drive of my home. There's always a variety of things to do. The roads are always clean and well kept, there's no crime, I can leave my house unlocked at night and not worry about a thing. I love living here.