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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$981
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    556
    0
  • Murder
    9
    0
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    176
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,102
    1
  • Theft
    1,964
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    398
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,556
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Bellefontaine Neighbors Reviews

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Top employers/companies: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis University, Boeing (aircraft manufacturing), and Washington University.

Overall job outlook for St Louis, careers with the best outlook: R. Nurses, Sales Reps., Carpenters, Accountants, First Line Supervisors, Truck Drivers, Electricians, Insurance Sale Agents, Automotive Serv. Tech.& Mechanics, and Elementary Teachers.

Most people make a living working in service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.
Review Bellefontaine Neighbors
My experience with this area has been fine. I've lived here my whole life and have never had any problems really. I would live here again if I could do it all over because where I have lived has made me who I am. Compared to everywhere else in the country I feel like where I live is pretty average. What I see in the future for this area is greatness and a better city. I am positive so I only hope for the best.
In my opinion it's okay because I'muse to navigating around the neighborhood, but for those who are not they would have hard time because there aren't really any sidewalks and parking is definitely hard to find in such a small neighborhood.