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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Leicester Township is a suburb of with a population of 20,770. Leicester Township is in Buncombe County. Living in Leicester Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Leicester Township tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leicester Township are above average.
About Leicester Township...
Population
20,770

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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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
    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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Leicester Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,079
National
$55,322
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Leicester Township Reviews

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It is a great small community to live in. There are so many great people in this community. It is country as well as some city, so you get the best of both worlds. It has great local restaurants and shops all around the town. It’s very close to downtown Asheville, North Carolina where there are more shops and restaurants. The views of the mountains are great from Leicester, North Carolina. It is a sight to see for sure if you love the mountains.
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I really love living in my subdivision,gives me a suburban feel,yet sitting on my deck I see great mountain views.I pull out my gate and I'm in rural farm and country areas.Love the small town feel,no traffic,no noise.Would go 5 stars if we had a small town downtown like Black Mountain or Waynesville.If you want to go out you must drive to these places or downtown Asheville,not a bad thing,but wish we had more eateries in town.
This is a very pleasant agricultural neighborhood near Asheville, NC. I love the views and the mountains that surround this community. The school system is the best in the county. The people are very warm and inviting. The neighborhoods are very engaged in the community.