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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$826
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Charles Town Rankings

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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
    17
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120
    525
  • Theft
    292
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,483
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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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.
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I moved to the area about five years ago and I love it! I'm originally from New Mexico and I love it there too but here just feels like home. It's pretty quiet and peaceful but also is very close to lots of interesting places. The people are great and very friendly. It's a wonderful community. I'm definitely moving back after college.
Charles Town is a town made up of farm families and people who want to be slightly out of reach of the city of Washington, DC. There is a casino and horse-racing track, but the town lacks choices in restaurants, family entertainment and shopping(other than Walmart and Kohl's)