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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$253,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

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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
    48
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    525
  • Theft
    465
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,519
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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As a student of the local public high school, when I am not busy with academics or extracurriculars, it is not uncommon to find my friends and I wandering around downtown Exeter, browsing the boutiques or hitting up Stillwells for the best ice cream on the Seacoast. The atmosphere of the town is very welcoming, with Exeter becoming the "hub" for many other local rural towns as there are numerous restaurants and venues for a night out. Philips Exeter Academy, a world renowned private high school, gives off a scholarly and vibe of excellence as you walk through downtown and through the beautiful campus. With historical significance and a lively townspeople, there is always something happening in Exeter, whether it is the annual UFO Festival, or a Kripsy Kreme Fundraiser run by the local high school. Exeter is full of happy people who love and share a sense of camaraderie for their town and the essence of New England.
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People on the streets have always been nice and polite to me. The area is LGBT friendly. I would choose to live here again if I could do it all over. The town events are fun and beneficial to the local shops downtown. The farmer's market on Thursdays is also nice, when you have money to spend. Because of Phillips Exeter Academy, as well as Exeter High School, there are a lot of high school-age students and many are from outside the state and even outside the country. The restaurants downtown are very good. My only complaint is that nearly every downtown store closes around 5pm and most are closed Sundays.
I really like the town. There are downtown where all the food/snack shops are. There are ice-cream shop, barbers, banks, good restaurants (Chinese especially), sport shops, clothe shops, gift shops, and other shops there all in one place. It is very convenient.