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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    B+
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Mountain Island is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 14,260. Mountain Island is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Mountain Island offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mountain Island there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Mountain Island and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Mountain Island are above average.
About Mountain Island...
Population
14,260

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,920
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,374
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Mountain Island Reviews

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This is a great area to live, the area community is peaceful and friendly. The community is diverse and the schools are STEM based which allow for exceptional learning advances for students growing up in the area. All in all this a nice area which is ideal for families.
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It was a lovely area until they started busing in people from down town, and building welfare housing along with an absurd amount of apartments. It also used to be secluded and we could always find 'green', green is disappearing along with all the good people. Crime is at a significant increase, we even had a shooting in our brand new mall. Local 'rich people' stores are relocating else where because of the increase in 'thugs' and 'gangsters'. Because of the increase in welfare patients in the area our environment has become significantly less safe. There has been an influx of 'white flight', it is not the same welcoming community I was born into.
Crime has increased, what used to be our rich, well kept areas are not safety issues. Our local government even brought in police towers that make our area look unsafe to people considering moving into the area. The police have become very evident. I am concerned for my personal neighbor hood because the lady who owns the land around us is soon to die. When she does the land behind will be sold to developers who will make apartments and lower the property value of our house.