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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$719
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    38
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    648
    525
  • Theft
    3,109
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,204
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bellefontaine Reviews

35 reviews
All Categories
I'm from Florida and moving to Ohio was difficult to say the least, but coming to this beautiful small town with gorgeous town square has made me feel right at home. I bought a home here for my family to lay down roots and I feel I've made an excellent choice. My children love this town and our huge backyard in which they ride a four wheeler, dirt bike and a tire swing. Everything is very close, shopping, eating and the hospital helipad is right behind my backyard which is a minute from my house which is also reassuring to know. It's a great place to raise a family and to live!
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Bellefontaine is a beautiful town with a lovely square and a gorgeous clock newly remodeled right downtown. They have an actual brick street well preserved and lovely shops and little boutiques that you can only experience in small towns. I'm new to the area, I have been a resident for two years now and I enjoy raising my beautiful children here!
I have lived most of my life in Bellefontaine, Ohio. As my home town it has its perks and its down falls. Bellefontaine has a small town feel with big dreams. Our community likes the idea of coming together, almost like what you see in a small town movie, but is rather set in its ways. My experience in Bellefontaine has been great. I have friends, family, and my favorite restaurant knows me very well; only I would like to see our community grow. We are not as excepting of people for who they are or very supportive of those in need. One day I hope that our community would come more together then tear each other apart.