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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Madison Heights is a town in Virginia with a population of 10,637. Madison Heights is in Amherst County. Living in Madison Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Madison Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Madison Heights are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,312
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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I brought my house and moved to Madison Heights, Va 5 years ago. I live in a nice quiet neighborhood with mostly elderly neighbors. I have noticed that in certain areas in Madison Heights have a drug problems. That is a major problem which will affect the younger generation and is one of the major improvements I will like to see happen.
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Madison Heights is a satellite of Lynchburg and a curious blend of poor and middle-class suburban neighborhoods and semi-rural areas. The US-29 and 29-Business arteries make communing anywhere in the Lynchburg area a snap.

There are few parks and the roads are poorly maintained, but the schools are good and the cost of living is low. There are limited jobs and few interesting places to shop, but all the essentials are available and for the rest Lynchburg is close.
My family and I moved to Madison Heights because it was a smaller town that offered more affordable living. Madison Heights also offers places to grocery shop or to grab a quick bite to eat without having to drive far from home. Madison Heights is also just a small drive away from the larger cities that boast multiple shops, restaurants, and family oriented things to do. The atmosphere makes Madison Heights a nice place to raise my family. Madison Heights could benefit from the addition of public playgrounds and parks so that the family can get out and be more active without having to drive far more than a few miles from home.