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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Sylva Township is located in North Carolina with a population of 6,311. Sylva Township is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Sylva Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sylva Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Sylva Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sylva Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Sylva Township

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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,003
National
$55,322
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Sylva Township Reviews

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I like Sylva because it is a small town. Shopping, reaturants, schools and many other things conviently located. With a University just outside of town and a national ranked community college in the city limits, traffic is congested a lot of the time. More clothing stores would be ideal for this area, there is only one so everyone has to go out of town to shop. Most people don't have the time to spend a whole day shopping for clothing in the next towns over, 20-45 miles away. With the college being nearby, outlet stores would bring revenue to the area. Other than the shopping issue, we could also use more choices of restaurants, fast food and sit down dinning. I like the area and being able to go to work, school, the gym within a few minutes drive. Convenience is exactly what you get here.
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Since I have lived in my area my whole life it is not an easy task to compare it to other places. I enjoy how there are many hiking areas and really anything one could want to do outdoors is available. New microbrews are opening up everywhere and bringing really relaxed and fun loving people here. I would really like to see improvement in our public education since our state is one of the worst in the nation for education.
I have no qualms about walking around at night in town. Every once in awhile there will be reports of women being assaulted during a solo hike but that is some of the worst crime around that we hear about.