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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$422,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

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
$92,153
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

    Big Lake Reviews

    3 reviews
    The area is very picturesque and is a beautiful place to live. However, sometimes there are a lack of things to do, due to the small size of the town
    Review Big Lake
    The local businesses are a very important part of the community and are very welcoming.
    I currently live with no neighbors close by and there has been no crime issues that I am aware of.