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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$697
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93
    273
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311
    525
  • Theft
    1,461
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,569
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Rolesville Reviews

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This area is growing very quickly and a lot of northerners are moving here. My family and I moved down south from the north to get better housing costs, taxes, and friendlier people. The area is more diversified and very different than the north, which is generally segregated neighborhoods. The diversification was good to see different races living in the same neighborhood and getting along. Where I came from, this was not the general way of life.

The roads and traffic are getting very crowded, housing has gone up and the people are more stressed and not patient to the slower pace of life that the southerners enjoy.

Frankly, they are kind of ruining it. I've witnessed many car accidents, road rage, rudeness. It was not like this just 41/2 years ago.

Northerners are able to sell their homes and buy less costly ones here. Their values are more money and status driven than family and fellowship, as I've seen when I first moved here.

I see this area becoming very crowded and expensive with stressed-out people.

If I were able to choose to live here again, I would not.
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Rolesville is a wonderful small town with a variety of food and shopping. It is a very safe area with a quick responding police force. The best part is the location, it is close to raleigh but also close to rural areas. When I grow older, if I work in this area I will definitely choose to live in Rolesville.
I love the small town environment. It is very calm and quite. The houses and neighborhoods are very well maintained for the most part. The people are diverse and friendly. The schools are either new are recently updated. The town is easy travel distance to Raleigh and Wake Forest.