134 reviews
  1. City in Indiana
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$711
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    264
  • Murder
    17
    5
  • Rape
    97
    37
  • Robbery
    338
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,212
    575
  • Theft
    3,163
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    329
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,656
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

South Bend Reviews

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I have lived in this city my entire life and I must say some of my best days were spent downtown at the Gus Mackers, The Ethnic Festivals, Walking the east race or just enjoying seeing the sun hitting the Golden Dome on Notre Dames campus. I can't forget the Four H Fair and the south bend chocolate factory. YUM! Coming to south bend will give you an earnest feeling of being in a big city with a country atmosphere and setting. With that being said the city has suffered from careless acts of violence that has endangered as well as took the life of Innocent people. Don't get me wrong I know that violence is every where and all but here in this city where everybody should be grateful to feel the warmth and family like atmosphere that tries so hard to flow through good ole South Bend.
South Bend is an improving city that is building a robust technology presence, and simultaneously creating exciting employment opportunities for local residents. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has done an excellent job reviving the city. Still, South Bend lacks a sense of safety at times, especially at night - my home itself has been broken into multiple times. Downtown South Bend has a variety of options for nightlife and the arts, as well as a very impressive hospital, but there are still several vacancies and dilapidated buildings that detract from the visual effect. With that being said, the improvements in infrastructure have improved commute time, which used to be frustratingly slow. Finally, real estate valuations in several areas are extremely strong, and will likely only improve going forward due to the influx of new technology jobs likely to hit the area.
South Bend is a great city to live in. It is a college town and football is our favorite season. You can stop by the river walk and see South Bends Art museum featuring a lot of local artist. If you are looking to move to South Bend it is a great places for families to settle down. A place with great talents! Come visit us at South Bend, Indiana.