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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Black Mountain is a suburb of with a population of 8,137. Black Mountain is in Buncombe County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Black Mountain offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Black Mountain there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Black Mountain and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Black Mountain are highly rated.
About Black Mountain...
Population
8,137

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Black Mountain Rankings

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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
    61.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    390.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,673.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Black Mountain

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,573
National
$55,322
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Black Mountain Reviews

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Beautiful area that provides both comfort and convenience! Located about 15 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain provides a very suburban feel in which you can find the comforts of some country living while having the conveniences of shops, traveling, etc. close by.
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Black Mountain is a beautiful town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. About 15 minutes outside of the city of Asheville, Black Mountain is an active town full of engaging social events and well connected to the outdoors!
I grew up in Black Mountain and it is an amazing place to be raised. A really safe town to live in. Crime and violence are extremely low and rare. The school system here is amazing! The teachers really care about the child as a whole and their ultimate goal is to make sure they are in a learning environment where they will thrive. Black Mountain is a small town, so seeing familiar faces when you go out is common, but Black Mountain is also big enough o where you will meet new people every day. This place is absolutely stunning all year-round, but even more so in the fall. Tons of community events all-year long.