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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    443
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    111
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    665
    500
  • Theft
    527
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    305
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,090
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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My neighborhood is trying to stay neat in order to attract customers to stores such as BelAir, CVS, Starbucks, and other little franchises. 3 miles away from my house, there is a nice shopping plaza where an individual could shop for almost everything, starting from food and ending with the backyard items. Unfornunatly, there are no mom-and-pop shops, I believe they were forced to close down due to the change in our economy. Hopefully, one day there would be more of mom-and-pop shops that would be planted in my area.
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Overall experience in this area is great. Its nice and quite but once you go down the street a couple blocks the whole scenery changes not so much in a bad way but the type of people who live in those areas different.
It is rarely that I hear about any sort of crime in my area. Of couse, from time to time I might hear cops pass by, but mostly it is at night. Other than that, I think my area is quite safe.