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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$571
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,109
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bryson City Reviews

6 reviews
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Bryson is a small mountain town with exceptional scenery and natural beauty surrounded by the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Bryson City has many family friendly activities to offer, like the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, which also features themed trips throughout the year like the Polar Express and Charlie Brown's Great pumpkin. It also features many locally owned shops and restaurants with the small town feel and hospitality. Better parking availability would be the only complaint.
Review Bryson City
Bryson is a nice little town with beautiful scenery. It is a tourist area which is great for the local economy during the spring, summer and fall seasons. However, due to the intense focus on tourism the cost of living (except housing) is very high. It would be nice to see more reasonable prices all year in order to support local year-long economy and opportunity for residents. In addition, they would be able to appeal to a much larger market, especially to local and tourist Millennials if they began to modernize activities, shops & expand to provide healthy & organic options.
I love the small town feel of Bryson City, NC and there are a lot of good people that call this home. One thing I would change is the services available to those who suffer from mental illness. There is a big lack in my community and the United States as a whole and that is one thing I would like to see change.