8 reviews
  1. Town in Alabama
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$645
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,006
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    821
    525
  • Theft
    3,655
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    287
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,974
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Boaz Reviews

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I have lived in Boaz all of my life. There is not much of my small town. During the last few years I have seen many stores shutdown. I have attended Boaz high school. The high school in our town is slowly transitioning into an academy system. When I was a senior I got to take part in the health science internship program. The program allowed me to be an intern at our local hospital. I also participated in cheerleading and softball. While I cheered my team won three state and regional competitions. We also placed fifth at the national high school cheerleading competition. I now attend Snead State Community, a college in Boaz.I was also given the opportunity to cheer at Snead State. I would like to see more happening in my town. We have a great place for a shop center. It actually once was filled with stores and people from all over shopped it. If we could get that going again, our town would be booming. My town may be small, but it is home.
Boaz is a rural city that is growing in population every year. Students who graduate from the local high school are exposed to a variety of educational experiences. BHS has its own culinary and medical departments and even an ATM machine inside the school. Overall, Boaz is a simple easy place to live without a lot of distractions. The people are generally nice but don't really socialize in large groups. It is a very Christian based atmosphere with a church on every corner.
Boaz is a quite peaceful town to live in and there is plenty of this to do for fun. My favorite restaurant is the Gridiron in the Old Tangier Outlet, its great food and you can always watch your sports games.