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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Royal Pines is a suburb of with a population of 4,921. Royal Pines is in Buncombe County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Royal Pines offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Royal Pines tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Royal Pines are highly rated.
About Royal Pines...
Population
4,921

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Royal Pines

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,990
National
$55,322
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