Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesB
- Cost of LivingA
- Health & FitnessC+
- Outdoor ActivitiesC+
Pinch is a town in West Virginia with a population of 2,554. Pinch is in Kanawha County. Living in Pinch offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Pinch and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pinch are above average.
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Winter is horrible in this area! The roads can get pretty snowy and icy. There is pretty bad standing water just down the street from my house after it rains. And of course, who could forget the 50 million potholes that form after winter and are simply patched over (months after you've almost lost a tire in them) and then you are stuck with the ugly bumps in the road that practically throw your car out of alignment. It is a complete hot mess.
I feel like the number of people abusing substances is growing daily. There are also a few groups of stupid teenagers who have terrorized elderly people's homes, property, and have even broken in and beat them up and stole their medicine. It is very sad that the crime rate seems to be rising, however, I wouldn't rate Pinch/Elkview as a completely awful place to live. There are still nice people who reside in the neighborhoods and participate in the community.
To be completely honest, the potholes in the road are the worst part of transportation in Elkview/Pinch. There are also some reckless drivers that don't obey traffic lights, right of ways, or speed limits, but there are just a few. Most people are decent drivers, and there are not a ton of accidents, but there is at least one once a month somewhere within or close to the area.