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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Sinking Spring is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 4,092. Sinking Spring is in Berks County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Sinking Spring offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sinking Spring there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sinking Spring and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sinking Spring are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Sinking Spring Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    266.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    774.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Sinking Spring

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,217
National
$55,322
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Sinking Spring Reviews

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A very laid-back neighborhood, and very safe! Surrounded by older people and their dogs, you learn a lot of gardening tips just by watching. The lack of sidewalks makes it hard to travel by bike or run, but the roads are generally pretty safe (spare the occasional person who thinks driving 50 through a neighborhood is okay, but we know they aren't from around here.) A very conservative town, and people aren't afraid to share their opinions. A downside to being so spread apart is that neighbors rarely tend to communicate with each other, which I actually like. There's a good variety of stores and restuarants nearby, so you never have to travel far to get what you need.
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I think that Sinking Spring is a fairly good town because it has pretty many options in terms of restaurants and shopping. There is not much to do here unless you live here but it is a good town for the essentials. In addition, the public schools here and very good schools, Wilson School District and Governor Mifflin being two of them. However, I do think that what it could improve on is healthy living. I, myself am vegan and there are few restaurant choices in the area to eat as I do. We can mainly get the healthy food that we need at Giant but it would be nice to have restaurant choices as well.
I have been living in this neighborhood for nine years, and what I really love about it is the diversity. There so many people here with different background, nationalities, skin color, ages, political beliefs, and even with all those differences, the people tend to be very friendly. This neighborhood is also really peaceful, safe, and there's a lot of businesses around.