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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Population
17,333

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,765
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    94%
  • Own
    6%

Pleasant Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    380
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    263
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,221
    500
  • Theft
    3,466
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    397
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,376
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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The people, atmosphere, and schools make this area great! Everyone in the city is very active, there are endless trails and watering holes, and the community is very open minded!
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I have yet to see many acts of violence in this area. A large part of the demographic consists of homeless people, but so far, I have seen none that are harmful. There have been some potential threats at my college, but all have been handled quickly and effectively.
I wouldn't go back and change the past two years. I don't wish to continue living here, though. The portion of town I live in is ghetto. The establishments are not properly cared for and the people seem to be aggravated about life a lot of the time, even in the workforce. The crime is relatively high in this area, and there have been several assaults in my apartment complex alone.

My cousin got rear-ended in a hit-and-run, the license plate of the other driver got embedded into his car, and the only actions that the police officer took when he arrived was cancel the ambulance and take the license plate. (The police didn't even come out until the day after the accident, when my other cousin had called them and said that my cousin [the one who got rear-ended] had gotten hurt in the accident. The officer cancelled in person after my cousin said that he was sore but he didn't need an ambulance.) Upon arriving, the officer said that they would try to contact the person who owned the car with that license plate, but the person could deny that (s)he was the one driving the car at the time, and they- the police- couldn't really do much about it. Nothing got done about the accident on the side of the law enforcers.

The apartment rates in the area are nice, though.