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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,075
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,521
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 have lived in this area my whole life. I know my next door neighbors by name as well as those many streets down. The events held like the annual Fourth of July parade and the Easter egg hunt are two of the neighborhood's biggest traditions. I am so proud to say that walking down the street, I do not fear my safety, but feel safe because I could go up to almost anyone's door, and know that I will be welcomed in and be known by name. The neighborhood was built in the fifties and sixties, and now many young families are moving in, making the neighborhood full of potential. Over the years, streets and curb appeal have improved, as well as our park. If I could come back to this neighborhood to live there when I am older, I would do so in a heartbeat.
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Lately, more extreme weather but public services respond, at least on major roads. There are warning systems and effort to get community involved in emergency management. There is public awareness campaigns for getting individuals prepared for emergency events. The weather generally does not disrupt anything although ice storms and heavy snow can cause delays and closures something but it is not the norm...although again, nothing is the norm these days!
My parents moved to this neighborhood since before I was born, and there has never been a problem regarding crime and safety. I have seen police occasionally drive around the neighborhood, but because of the people who live in and around the neighborhood, there is not as high of a demand of police watch as there would in other neighborhoods.