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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$643
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Toledo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    716
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    82
    41
  • Robbery
    323
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,476
    525
  • Theft
    2,677
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    322
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,687
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Toledo seems to be a city that's coming back! There are several large companies that are located here (especially health care companies and hospitals), so I'd say that job opportunities should be abundant. It is also the home to several universities, which are also full of opportunity.
The downtown and nightlife seen have been on the rise, as downtown Toledo has many bars, restaurants, and attractions for all.
Personally, my experience has been positive. Of the three neighborhoods that I've lived in, all of them have been very safe.
One particular thing that we love about Toledo is the abundance of metroparks that are available. There are so many of them, and they all feature the natural beauty of the area in which they're placed. You almost forget that you're in a good sized city while you're there!
As with all cities, there are parts of town in particular that could use improvement, and it seems that law and policy makers are aware of them and taking steps to improve the city.
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I came back to Toledo to work for the Usda. I do not regret this decision whatsoever. Toledo is a community where you will find a lot of diversity. The Toledo Zoo, Art Museum, Mud Hens (Minor league Baseball team), Walleye (ECHL team), and the university are just a couple of Toledo's attraction. Their downtown is starting to come back and a lot of people are starting to move down their. There are so many great places to eat downtown and Tony Packo's is a must! When it comes to shopping Franklin Park Mall is the place to be! When it comes to Neighborhoods in Toledo, the West and South side are pretty clean and decent. Old Orchard, Westmoreland, Westgate, Franklin Park, Indian Hills, Elmhurst, Beverly-Harvard, the Library Village, DeVeaux, Whitmer-Tribley, and the Alexis Addition are some of the best neighborhoods in Toledo!
I raised in Toledo. I spent about a decade on the west coast then returned. Having spent time in REAL big cities I now appreciate all of the down to earth awesomeness that Toledo has to offer.
To start with there is the Mud Hens baseball team, with a beautiful downtown stadium. Always a fun time.
There's the Toledo Zoo, BY FAR the BEST zoo!
The Toledo Art Museum is World class, we get exhibits from the major museums around the globe.
And we have So many restaurants! If you like to eat Toledo is the place to go. QQ Kitchen has amazing Korean, The Social is a trendy gastropub, and there is always a new place to try.
And lets not forget the most important part of any city, the people. Toledo is a classic midwest city. The pace of life is relaxed and most people are kind and friendly. There is a burgeoning arts scene. There is a great University. Cool shopping centers. And all without succumbing to the big city way of life.