A-
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
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$929
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,893
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Big Flats Reviews

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Big Flats is a great place to live, it is a very small town. The town does a lot of various things for the community such as providing summer camp to children, putting on senior citizen dinners, and they have annual fall, spring, and winter festivals. Everyone is very friendly and there are many opportunities here. The schools have great teachers and good curriculum.
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The police here aren't called into action very often and their over all presence comes and goes in surges, they are generally nice and get their job done in a respectful manner. Horseheads is moderately safe, there's not a lot of violence here so thankfully we can live without concern or worry.
I love the small town atmosphere everyone knows everyone. A place where you can leave your doors on locked and not worry about anything being stolen. Neighbors are all friendly and look out for eachother.