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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    525
  • Theft
    839
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Black Mountain Reviews

4 reviews
All Categories
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!!!
Review Black Mountain
Love his tiny town. Amazingly friendly and really dresses itself up for tourist season. Great outdoors adventures very close to it.
I know several towns alot higher on this list that don't even come close to Black Mountain. Cool lil town