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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Fairview is a suburb of with a population of 2,968. Fairview is in Buncombe County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Fairview offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fairview and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fairview are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    20%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Fairview

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,678
National
$55,322
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Fairview Reviews

2 reviews
I have never felt unsafe in my home. We perhaps are all too comfortable, sleeping with the doors unlocked, but it is a quiet neighborhood.
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People are helpful and caring. There is a small town feeling and a sense of community.