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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Davidson 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
    49
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    147
    525
  • Theft
    849
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,083
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Davidson Reviews

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Very nice area. Mainly suited to middle class families. Davidson college is downtown and has a beautiful campus with frequent events occurring. Downtown there are restaurants, stores, gyms, etc. It is minutes away from Lake Norman. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Charlotte. Overall, a lovely place to live or attend University.
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Davidson is a very beautiful area! You can go to the strip near the college and find lots a cute stores and restaurants.
Small town feel, but within the city limits. I love living here because you can live in the suburbs of Charlotte, but still get the small town feel that everyone is looking for. Everyone is very friendly and there is plenty to do.