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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
East Highland Park is a town in Virginia with a population of 15,276. East Highland Park is in Henrico County. Living in East Highland Park offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Highland Park there are a lot of parks. Many families live in East Highland Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About East Highland Park...
Population
15,276

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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East Highland Park Rankings

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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
    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
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in East Highland Park

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,243
National
$55,322

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East Highland Park Reviews

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The area is most of the time peaceful. I grew up in this city so I would definitely choose to live here all over again. In certain parts, such as the low-income housing sections, the crime rate is somewhat high compared to the rest of the country. On the other hand, the surrounding areas are filled with beautiful parks, great restaurants, and numerous fun-filled establishments for kids and adults. The downtown area is consumed by a division one medical school Virginia Commonwealth University which is really helping our city grow. This rising school has brought a variety of educated people to this one area. VCU is the reason I see great future for Richmond because they are already building and expanding. Even the Washington Redskins train here now. Great things are arising for my city, maybe we might even have our own professional football and basketball team one day.
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Ive been living in this area all of my life, growing up I slowly by surely began to see the world change around me. From the ages 15 - 18 , it wasn't the best. Between the crimes, environment, and economy .I believe the world is going to be much harder for me and my generation to build a strong foundation to raise our own families. With that being said , I would do it over simply because if I didn't have these hardships and the disappointment in my life, I wouldnt have this state of mind to want to change my community; world. Alot of people don't understand that if you give the best effort in changing you home , that could change your community, in turn that could change your city, which can change your state hopefully changing the world.
The employment in my area is very slim. Most of the jobs are retail in the fast food market. There are several top employers and companies such as a county public school system . Most of the people in our area make a living by either working in the school system, fast food industry.