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  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Cheat Lake is a town in West Virginia with a population of 9,540. Cheat Lake is in Monongalia County and is one of the best places to live in West Virginia. Living in Cheat Lake offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Cheat Lake there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cheat Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cheat Lake are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$897
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Cheat Lake 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Cheat Lake

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,125
National
$55,322
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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.