A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$756
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Black Mountain Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    1
  • Theft
    839
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,877
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Black Mountain Reviews

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Black Mountain, North Carolina, is a sweet small town that welcomes guests and takes care of its locals. It's diverse in its humble offerings and makes all who walk its streets feel welcome.
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Love this town and it's people. Great atmosphere and great place to raise a family or grow up. Great town, great area, love it!!!
Love his tiny town. Amazingly friendly and really dresses itself up for tourist season. Great outdoors adventures very close to it.