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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Highland Springs is a town in Virginia with a population of 16,109. Highland Springs is in Henrico County. Living in Highland Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Highland Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Highland Springs and residents tend to be liberal.
About Highland Springs...
Population
16,109

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Highland Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Highland Springs

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,293
National
$55,322
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I've lived here most of my life. Small crime is an issue. The school systems are generally pretty bad and they haven't done a lot to make changes to that. That said, if you have children and want to push them through school with sports, that program has done pretty well. Also the tech program at the high school is good. Generally, I would avoid moving to this area with younger children.
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Highland Springs is a forgotten bit of Henrico County, located about 15 minutes from the city of Richmond. It gets very little attention compared to the West End of Henrico and it shows. There is a small amount of construction going on nearby to add to shopping options, but for more choices you must venture elsewhere in the counties or to the city. Within the town limits, most vacant business zoned buildings get filled up "churches" before anyone could think about trying for a small business loan. However, I've spent most of my life here so to me it's a comfortable, somewhat quiet, laid back, and pleasantly diverse place to be. It's much more affordable than the city and a lot less up tight than the surrounding suburbs. The main road through town has a lot of potential and I'd love to see more of a sense of community here, but sadly I think we all often feel forgotten.
I like how it is a small, homey environment. I have lived here my whole life, and I enjoy the sense of community. However, I feel like there needs to be changes made to the community, from small things such as roadwork to fix all of the potholes to more serious matters like higher implemented Crime Watch. No matter what, I will always call this small place home, but there needs to be major work done in my opinion to make others moving in feel the same way.