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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Charles Town Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    116
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,012
    500
  • Theft
    1,227
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,229
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Charles Town Reviews

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I grew up in Charles Town, it is a nice place to raise children. The downtown has some cute shops but struggles to keep businesses and does not have great night life. The two community parks in Charles Town are great and it is filled with revolutionary and civil war history as denoted by its father, Charles Washington. The historically restored courthouse is beautiful as well as Washington Hall, a building now converted into a little farm to table market. Every Saturday from April to October there is a farmers market downtown with several local vendors and great food! A truly excellent place to grow up.
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It's a nice community. Lots of hometown shops. Love the farmers' markets! Lots of community events. Lots of churches. Really small classroom size for kids. Quick response times for emergency services. Hospital in town with its own helicopter. Several banks within walking distance. Plenty of sidewalks to walk on. Several grocery stores to choose from within 10 miles. The town has places for kids to play. It also has several parades each year. It is a community that really centers on family, tradition, and cultural events. The community here is slowly expanding and the school districts are wonderful. It is really a great place to live.
Great place to raise a family. Good schools, Good area, Near Northern VA and DC, MD. Down Town is Quaint..Historical and the people are nice. It's a place where people wave at one another as they pass by, a place where you find all types of people from all areas getting along. Charles Town is very close to Harpers Ferry, WV and Shepherdstown, WV where you will find quaint living and great people.