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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

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
$49,722
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Birchwood Lakes Reviews

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Living in a rural location like this leads to many different advantages and disadvantages. It is very quiet and quaint. Neighbors are not very close in distance, but the general atmosphere is very inviting. I was would certainly live here again , however it would not always be my choice for what I want as a career. Compared to else where in the country, I would highly suggest to anyone looking for a nice, quiet area just outside of NYC and other larger population areas of PA, like the Delaware Water Gap or Scranton. The future is looking good for the area. Numerous strides have been made to better the area in education, government, and overall living conditions and accessibility.
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Being rural, the area doesn’t always have visible police. However, I have never felt unsafe in the area. Crime has been increases, but being safe isn’t an issue. Most of the crime is drug related, and is specific to certain spots.
Besides the occasional pothole, transportation in my town is great. There is really no public bus that goes through Dingmans Ferry but there is one in the town over. There really is not any sidewalks, because there is no big companies or businesses in my town that need constant walking-to. Sometimes, there are people who walk down the shoulder of the street, which I found scary and highly dangerous, but most people have cars and know they need a car to get to where they need to be.