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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Blue Ridge is a town in Virginia with a population of 3,134. Blue Ridge is in Botetourt County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Blue Ridge offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Blue Ridge and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Blue Ridge are highly rated.
About Blue Ridge...
Population
3,134

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Blue Ridge 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Blue Ridge

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,188
National
$55,322
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Blue Ridge Reviews

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There is a grocery store about five minutes away from the neighborhood and a gas station less than five minutes. They are great if you need a few quick groceries or are in need of gas. About 10-15 minutes down the road is a number of restaurants, grocery stores and fitness centers. The only thing lacking in the immediate area is retail stores, but there is a big mall about 20 minutes from my neighborhood that is still very convenient.
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I love living in Blue Ridge surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Right by the Blue Ridge Parkway
The weather here is typically very nice! It can get humid but the temperature isn't usually above 90 ad all of the seasons are defined, which is very nice!