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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Watervliet is a town in Michigan with a population of 1,834. Watervliet is in Berrien County. Living in Watervliet offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Watervliet and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Watervliet are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$699
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Watervliet 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
    359
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    120
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    180
    500
  • Theft
    1,556
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,102
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Watervliet Reviews

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Watervliet is a decent town for someone who doesn't really care for a social/nightlife area. There a very few restaurants with not very much to do. The local library has many events for grownups and plenty of programs for kids. Another great place in Watervliet would be the Arc Light Brewery, it's a great place to get some drinks and play some board/card games. Besides that there isn't really much in the area. Neighbors tend to keep to themselves. The schools are fairly good. I think they could use a bit more out of school clubs. There is only a small handful. They could also use a bit more classes and clubs in the arts. There isn't even a drama club, just band/marching and choir. The scenery and nature is really beautiful. One of the best things about the town.
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Not many activities to do, but the school is fantastic, crime is minimal, and the residents all know one another as if everybody is one big family. This is the definition of a quaint, little town!
I really like how everyone here knows each other. Everyone gathers around on Friday nights to watch the local football team play. Also, we have parades where people will get together and watch our Kings and Queens.