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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$517
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,514
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    54%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Vail Reviews

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Over all I would say I enjoy living in Vail, Iowa. The Houses are extremely cheap since it is out in the country and the people are nice. The schools don't get enough funding though and are having to send students to larger towns near by. The roads are pretty bad, and there's absolutely nothing to do at night time or much variety in places to shop or eat at. However the neighbors are nice, and you don't have to always be looking over your shoulder walking at night around here.
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Small town living is less stressful than city living but like everywhere it has it's down side. Limited shopping and entertainment spots, travel distance to work and home but I still would not trade the privacy of small town living.
Most people are community involved, keep their pets on leaches and don't complain about the dog next door. Most of the towns citizens have lived most of their lives in the same area if not the town.