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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Fall River is a suburb of Providence with a population of 88,902. Fall River is in Bristol County. Living in Fall River offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fall River there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Fall River and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fall River are above average.
About Fall River...
Population
88,902

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Fall River Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    716
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    210
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    479
    500
  • Theft
    1,021
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,798
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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The schools are pretty average, my experience with the public high school wasn't the best. I'm glad they're rebuilding the high school, because they really needed a new one. There's not much to do here, though. There is a frozen yogurt place which is great in the summer, but other than that I'm not really aware of anything to do. There is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast but it is really expensive. I enjoy the new Fall River Market Place, with the new movie theater. It's a great place to go to occasionally and it really helped bring in more jobs.
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Fall river isn't as bad as people make it out to be, but it could be improved in many ways. Starting with the streets, literally, the pot holes alone will cost you in fixing your car more than it would to fill all of them. The violence rate could be improved by giving the community things to do and ways to come together. I believe if the schools started you out on the path towards success within bettering where you live as well as yourself, the community would be better off. If everyone who collected unemployment checks for reasons like social anxiety walked around picking up trash alone may eventually clean up the city, as well as possibly overcome their illness. Fall river isn't a bad place to live as long as the people your around aren't bad.
Fall River can be a nice place depending on where you live. The Highlands is the most expensive area however it is also the nicest area in regards to safety, schools, and overall community standards. The flint area is cheap for renting but not as nice apartments, some drug activity on the streets late at night and there have been a few shootings. The forth and fifth street area are the worst with crappy apartments, slum lords and quite a bit of drug activity. There isn't much gang activity or school violence. The biggest problem this city faces is drugs and homelessness.