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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    NG
Oakhurst is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Oakhurst is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Oakhurst offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Oakhurst there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Residents of Oakhurst tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Oakhurst are above average.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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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
$34,675
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I grew up here, went to Oakhurst Elementary, and even started my first landscaping business in high school here. I still currently live here and all I can say is Oakhurst has started becoming more like it’s next door neighbourhood, Grier Heights. A lot of Grier Town has started seeping into our neighborhood and now it’s rare to see children playing outside but halfway houses are becoming more frequent. Honestly I loved growing up here, all of my earliest friends came from here however if I were moving here now I would overlook our neighbourhood as unfortunate as it may sound, crime is up and I’m afraid the neighbourhood has taken a turn for the worst.
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Extremely safe neighborhood. Ever since I started living here I haven't heard of a single crime. Pet friendly, kid friendly, family friendly, and an overall good community.
It depends where you look. Some houses look a little dumpy, as their owners are older or most likely don't care about outside appearances. Other houses are quite nice, some newly made or others masterfully renovated. There are nice lawns and slightly overgrown ones, but sometimes that deals with different kinds of grass and how quickly it has to be cut. There are one or two abandoned properties around, but the vast majority of them are occupied. Housing seems fairly priced, but property prices are rising slightly as newer houses are built.