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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$613
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587
    525
  • Theft
    3,706
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,896
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Great Falls Reviews

43 reviews
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Great Falls, is a Great Town! It is very family friendly, with lots to do! Great Falls has Hiking, biking, rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, great food, fun family museums and much more. The Mighty Missouri River runs right throw the town and makes a great place to do all kinds of recreation! The town is also filled with great places to eat that are very family centered.
Review Great Falls
Being from a city like Miami, and then moving to a small town like Great Falls, Montana was definitely a bit of a culture shock for me. But it has allowed me to see things I never even dreamed of. Not only am I a 3 hour commute from 2 of the most beautiful national parks in the country ( Yellowstone and Glacier!) but I've also been able to visit local forests and rivers and take advantage of the great outdoors!
I was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. The town itself is an alright place if you want to have a family or if you are getting stationed there. Great Falls does have an Air Force base which does bring in a lot of different diversities which I feel is awesome because in Montana you don't see that much of different cultures like other people that are in the military. Great Falls does have some good things but also have some bad. The good things would be there is a ton of amazing outdoor activities to do during the summer and somewhat in the winter. You have fishing, hunting, golfing, trails to see the falls, Giant Springs National Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and many more. The down fall about Great Falls is there harsh winters and not that many places to eat or just hang out if its winter time or just in general. Living in Great Falls is expensive and the jobs there are good but they are low paying jobs which is hard to afford say an apartment or a house.