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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$908
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,057
National
$55,322
Children
34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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West Swanzey Reviews

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From, home-owned shops, to regular chain stores, my community has it all. We have Walmart, Target, and the like, as well as a local stores like Toy City, and Joe Peanuts. Its a college town, so we have probably ten pizza places (not exaggerating), and have plenty to do to support this. We have a bowling alley, an ice rink, a theater, as well as a theater for plays and other productions.
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We have plenty of bars in the area due to the college. They always have specials and some are expensive, swanky bars and other are cheaper, depending on your preference, you will find what you are looking for. The restaurants are family friendly, and clean with good food. we have a few of those mom and pop diners with homemade cooking, with a really nice atmosphere.
About ten years ago we had some flooding, and we do get snow with the occasional blizzard, but the blizzards are not that disastrous. We do get some ice storms from time to time, but it isn't usually sever, depending on where you live surrounding this town, your power might go out during an ice storm for a day or two.