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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,137
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Cheat Lake Reviews

2 reviews
The college in the area is a very party-oriented school, and has started riots in the past. The infrastructure is terrible, and in the winter, a 4WD vehicle is necessary to go anywhere because the DOT doesn't treat the roads.
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There are some fun things to do. Its a very busy town and not very good road systems to make it that enjoyable. Overall it's a good place to live and I would definitely live here if I had to do it all over again.