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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
About Villa Rica...
Population
14,755

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Villa Rica Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    344
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    470
    500
  • Theft
    3,034
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,519
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Villa Rica has a small town appeal with all the conveniences of a much larger community. The residents still sit on their front porches and wave at people passing by. Despite vast growth in the last 20 years, Villa Rica has maintained it's historic attraction. The tiny town received it's name as "The City of Gold" from the mining performed in the 1800's. Visitors and residents can enjoy the Pine Mountain Gold Museum and Scenic Railroad. In the 1900's Villa Rica was the home of several textile mills and were very successful during WWI. This small town continues to attract large industry, which provide jobs as well as locally owned small businesses. The majority of our residents were born here and openly embrace anyone wanting to make Villa Rica there home.
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Villa Rica community brings the family feeling together. Subtle historic gold mines and upcoming small businesses which really make the community stay together. It's the up and coming young new families mixed with the legacy of generation families which they make sure your remember.
It's just a class act community. What I would change is adding a Starbucks, or chick-fila closer in town so that there is a good mix of modern and classic and we don't have to go into another town 15-20 minutes away just to eat different food.
Villa Rica has been pleasant, and my transition has been effortless. The one thing that I like about the area is the hometown feeling. However, I would like better access to public transportation to the Atlanta metro area. I would think that officials would make plans for a railroad system that would connect to the Atlanta metro area. This would be one of the things I would like to see changed in Villa Rica. The other thing that I would like to see change is the downtown area. It would be nice to see more stores and entertainment downtown.