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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Houserville Rankings

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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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,184
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Houserville Reviews

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Very clean, quaint, charming neighborhood of State College, PA. Voted #3 in best places to live in the United States. Great public schools, very close to Penn State University. Cata bus allows for easy commute to downtown State College.
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College town. No good paying jobs. You have to know someone to get into the university, which is the only good job in town. I grew up in state college it was a great place until they took out all industrial work. Lived in other areas as an adult, there are better places.
There are plenty of large-ish stores. For general retail shopping, there are two Walmarts, a Target, and a number of smaller stores. Grocery stores are plentiful too--multiple Weis Markets and Giants. And there is also a Wegmans, which is in my opinion the best grocery store in town; good prices, wide selection, and the cafe is a popular meeting place. Options downtown include mainly McLanahan's and a couple international food markets, but there is a Walmart located just a short bus ride away. If you are located within State College, there's no problem getting anything you need at a store.