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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Clifton Forge is a town in Virginia with a population of 3,792. Clifton Forge is in Alleghany County. Living in Clifton Forge offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clifton Forge there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Clifton Forge and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Clifton Forge 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
    217
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    81
    500
  • Theft
    1,139
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,095
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Clifton Forge Reviews

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Clifton Forge is a relatively quaint town with an interesting history, specifically regarding the railroad. The only downside to living in the town is the abnormally high monthly water bill, and of course being subject to what is essentially double-taxation as you are charged yearly personal property taxes from the town as well as the county.
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Clifton Forge is a small town with a lot of older people that live there. There isn't much to do for younger people and kids to do around the area. It's a town that has a lot of small business that are run down and old.
The skate park is a new addition to the area, it really brings the younger members of the community together in a safe atmosphere. The local swimming area that's been known for generations is beside the park parallel to the new skate park. The heights park is the absolute best for smaller children. There is a toddler play area and for bigger children a more physically stimulating play area. There are new swings, baseball field, tennis courts ,and a basket ball court.