25 reviews
  1. Town in Pennsylvania
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$719
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    16
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    575
  • Theft
    610
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,476
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Bellefonte Reviews

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    I have lived in Bellefonte for about 4 years now. I think it's a great place to live and have a family. It is a wonderful country home town with a city feel! They have an amazing park called Talleyrand. Kids can feed the ducks or just have a nice stroll! There are little shops that are really amazing to go through. I am so happy I live here and I wouldn't move anywhere else!
    Bellefonte is a quiet town that doesn't see a lot of things going on. During the summer though there are a lot of things like the arts and crafts festival, a kids fair, a parade, and a car cruise. It's very historical but very welcoming.
    The one thing that I dislike is all the register sex offenders in this town and feel that there are to many near the schools. Also I don't care that it's a commonwealth State. I would prefer that the justice system could change because once they get you in the system it's very hard to get out. One thing I love about this town is the atmosphere besides sex offenders I feel it's a safe place and don't have to fear any violence towards me when I leave my house unlike living in a city. If I would have a chance to do it over I would definitely choose living here because of low crime rates when it comes to violence and killings. I feel safe here and I would choose this town to raise my children here when I decide to have a family in my near future. I'm hoping in the future but see this also happening in the future that more buildings,businesses, and more restaurants will happen someday soon. This will open up opportunities for more jobs that is much needed and bring in new families to reside in this small town. I would like to show awareness to people who don't live here in this area that I would recommend this town a safe area and a great place to raise children bye to low crime rates.