A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$627
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Brevard Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442
    1
  • Theft
    1,624
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,659
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Brevard Reviews

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Brevard is wonderful in terms of location, natural beauty, and outdoor entertainment. Being nestled in between Pisgah National Forest and DuPont is a major plus for the tourism industry and the entire outdoor entertainment scene. However, this area is poor for youth to reside because of high unemployment, limited job opportunities, and a stagnant economy.
Review Brevard
Brevard is a beautiful and quaint town located outside the busy asheville city. There are several small breweries nearby and restaurants that range from French, to Tai, to Mexican cuisine. It is also near Pisgah Forest, known as the land of waterfalls. This area is a hikers and mountain bikers dream. There is also tubing on the Davidson River. There is something here for the outdoor enthusiast, food and beer lover, and antique shopper in this small town.
Nestled away in the heart of Transylvania County, Land of the Waterfalls, the small town of Brevard has taken after her protected forests and sunk roots deep into the mountains of Western North Carolina.
It has always been easy for me to get swept away in the current demands of our modern society. The weight of life itself seems to build upon our shoulders day after day, yet the purpose of it all has a tendency to remain hidden from our eyes. In a situation such as this, it is easy to feel from time to time that you are drowning.
That is why I make it a point to travel to Brevard, North Carolina once a year. There is a beauty to be found there in that town. A precious piece of life, a breath of fresh air, a certain something that one can only discover for their self.