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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$301,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$854
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,100
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Blue Ridge Township Reviews

    3 reviews
    I have lived here for 6 years while I attend the local university. The town has strong community ties. Many people come here for the numerous outdoor options, including hiking, bouldering, waterfall jumping, tubing, skiing/snowboarding, camping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, etc. There is a very strong support of local businesses, as many restaurants and bars are family- or individually-owned, rather than large chains (which are mostly just the fast food options). The majority of the population are students and professors at the local university. It is a great place to live while attending school, but after graduation there are very few aspirational job opportunities because of the small population. Most students do not stay in town after graduation.
    Review Blue Ridge Township
    This town is generally very safe. Most crimes include vandalism or drug possession due to the large number of college-aged students. Mostly, there are not violent crimes reported. I feel safe walking around at night on and off campus.
    Great local businesses to include restaurants, bakeries, convenience stores, general stores, and many others.