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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Upper Arlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191
    500
  • Theft
    1,277
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,094
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Upper Arlington is a small and safe town that is a suburb of Columbus, OH. It has given me an extraordinary base of education and core values that are second to none. Upper Arlington High School has a vast variety of opportunities to explore from varsity athletics, shop classes, school magazine/yearbooks, to a world-class concert orchestra and drama club. All of these opportunities have been a starting point for notable alumni Beverly D'Angelo – Actress, George Smoot - Nobel Prize Winner, Erin Moriarty - News correspondent for 48 Hours, and all-time great golfer Jack Nicklaus. Upper Arlington is a town that gives you opportunities to succeed in any path you choose.
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Upper Arlington is a very safe community with superb educational systems. There is definitely a lack of economic variety and racial diversity which often results in the community to be referred to as a "bubble" by other neighboring communities. Overall, Upper Arlington is a great community for raising a family with a quiet, suburban lifestyle.
We moved to Upper Arlington for Wickliffe Elementary School and couldn't have had a better experience. It's a lovely suburb to grow up in. The biggest downside is the lack of diversity, but it is easy to get downtown in 5-10 minutes. It also has a reputation for being wealthy and "snooty", but that's definitely not true for all of UA. It can be affordable. So glad to have lived in UA for 15 years.