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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$602
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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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
    147
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    374
    525
  • Theft
    3,914
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,251
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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It's not the best, but its home for now. That's life, you cannot always get what you want when you're first getting on your feet. My dream is to move to Florida. Waterville has given me a good taste of what the "city" life is all about. I almost feel spoiled when I can order-out at 12 A.M, compared to my home town friends who cannot order out past 8 P.M! Its not the worst, but its not the best!
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Colby College campus is pretty segregated form the town of waterville so experience within the town is minimal. However, the town is right there and has everything i would ever need for shopping and the downtown area his nice restraunts.
Here in Waterville, ME, there are a few places to go out and enjoy the scenery, eat, and enjoy recreational activities. For me this is a very "in between" town where people mostly reside to lay their heads at night. The cost of living in Waterville is very low. So for a full-time or part-time student this is the ideal place to live when you have options like Colby college and KVCC.