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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Caroline County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    525
  • Theft
    0
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,227
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Caroline County Reviews

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I really like Caroline county, because of its beautiful small southern town charm. The town of Bowling Green is gorgeous in all seasons, and we are conveniently located a short drive away from Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Washington DC. I love the proximity to both urban life and nature, and I love the way my tight knit community supports itself in times of need. While the schools do not have the greatest of reputations, we are working to improve them, and I myself have gotten a quality education in the school system. Virginia is a beautiful state, and I think Caroline County reflects all that it has to offer in one place.
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There are a vast array of food options in this particular area of Virginia. Many popular chain restaurants thrive here, as well as independent restaurants. Fredericksburg has an appetite for diverse foods!
Nice area, good local grocery stores to shop from. Quick access to I-95 for shopping in either Richmond or Fredericksburg