A
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
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$715
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
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
$62,862
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Blendon Township Reviews

10 reviews
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The people here are generally very friendly. There are plenty of things to do in the area and new businesses are growing and developing. The downside is that it can take a bit to get to a mall, grocery store, or restaurant but as mentioned the area is growing so in time this may not be as big as an issue. If I could do it all over again I would definitely choose to live here. Compared to other parts of the country we don't typically have any natural disasters such as tornados or hurricanes so I feel safe.
Review Blendon Township
Violent crime is almost nonexistent. Almost everyone is a gun owner, so the very few break-ins that do occur usually happen when no one is home, since the thieves do not want to get shot.
I love Grand Rapids because it is right in the middle of everything. You can go to Muskegon and Michigan adventures in 30 minutes. Or, you could go thirty minutes west to see Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is in a perfect location.