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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$565
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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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
    329
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    547
    525
  • Theft
    5,237
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    263

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,213
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Carter County Reviews

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Carter County is a great area to live in with lots of fun things to do. You can go explore the shops in Down Town Elizabethton, visit the old covered bridge that you can now walk through, feed the ducks/geese & set and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Being in Carter County your also close to down town Johnson City and visit the old shops there, hands on museum for the kids as well as a lot of great parks for the kids.
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If you like camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing, then this is the place for you!

There is also quite a bit of history in this area. In July we have an outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals reenacting the effect our Mountain Men had on the war: www.sycamoreshoalstn.org
There are a couple of locally owned restaurants in this area that are amazing. One is called Thai Am located on the way to Roan Mountian and serves excellent Thai food at a good price. The restaurant is small, but it makes up for it with big flavor and large demand. The owner usually runs out of food by 8pm because demand is so high. The service is excellent, so long as you are patient and willing to wait. We have had many good conversations and have walked out very happy.

Another excellent restaurant is Red Chili. This is a Korean restaurant located in downtown. The authentic Korean flavors sizzle as they are brought out in a stone bowl, called Be Bim Bop. The other dishes served burst with flavor as well. The service is great and friendly.

Everytime I am in town I try to go to both of these places.