C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A

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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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    801
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    68
    41
  • Robbery
    215
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549
    500
  • Theft
    1,068
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268
    284

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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Fall River is a city rich in history and culture, but lacking in public safety and opportunity. While those born here are desperate to see real change and growth within the city the only thing growing is the amount of drug related overdoses. If I could change anything about Fall River I would start with more effective rehab options. I would also like to see train systems set up between Fall River and Boston. I think an affordable means to getting to Boston would help keep working families in Fall River. At the moment many people are leaving Fall River because of the lack of jobs and leaving for places closer to Boston despite not actually wanting to leave. I think if we can make the commute affordable and easy we can promote interest in industry coming to Fall River, working families and this positive environment will help to uplift the city as a whole.
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Fall River is a city that was once thriving during the mill era. Most mills have since ceased operation and the city has lost a lot of revenue. Some neighborhoods, like the one I currently live in, are quiet and serene. I have a lovely backyard with a garden and flowers in which to enjoy the outdoors. The street I live on is fairly busy, but not disruptive. There are many friendly neighbors that give it a small town feel. This part of Fall River is amazing and I absolutely adore it. There are lower income areas that suffer from crime and drug use. These areas can be intimidating, especially to women if traveling alone. My experience in public school was also mixed. In elementary school I was lucky to be taught by lovely women who loved their jobs. Middle and high school were much more chaotic. A select few teachers were dedicated to their jobs and inspired me to become the successful person I am today.
Fall River has it's good and bad areas just like any other city. My experience living in Fall River has been mixed. The rent is good compared to other areas, which is a positive. However, it is noisy since it is a city and there are times when I do not feel completely safe. I have no experienced the school systems in the city personally but have heard that there needs to be some improvement. Some positives about the city includes the history of the area, the waterfront and the new bike path that was built for the city.