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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$528
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    661
    1
  • Theft
    3,127
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,083
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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This is the prettyest place I've ever lived. Being a military bratt, I've lived in lots of places and western N.C. has the top rettings in my book. If you are a nature-lover, this is the place for you. There is always somewhere new to hike, bike, kayak, fish, hunt and enjoy. There are outdoor schooting ranges and many hunt for their meat. The area has an abundance of churches and even a community garden used to feed those who can't afford food. This is a town where when you walk into a local bank or store, you are probably greeted by your first name. The folks are friendly and helpful. If gardning is your thing you are in the right place. No matter where you are, it's beautiful. The
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Burnsville is a beautiful mountain community, with a home town feel. The only down side is it could use more high paying jobs, and opportunities for the young people
McDonald's and Burger King are top two food companies in Burnsville, most clothing stores are indeed consignment shops, and pawn shops are abundant also. Since its a small town, everybody knows one another making business fair. Finding is job in hard unless your family works there. Walmart is also a 30 min drive up a mountain which isn't convenient for snow.