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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Yellow Springs is a town in Ohio with a population of 3,858. Yellow Springs is in Greene County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Yellow Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Yellow Springs there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Yellow Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Yellow Springs are highly rated.
About Yellow Springs...
Population
3,858

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Yellow Springs 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
    134.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    536.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,931.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Yellow Springs

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,413
National
$55,322
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Yellow Springs is a cute hippy town with diverse people. It began with a dream to become one of the most progressive utopias in the Nation, but after a lot of arguments, that didn't happen. However, those values of community, inclusivity, and equity are still held by most Villagers. Only about 3,500 people live in the boundaries of Yellow Springs. It is surrounded by land-trusts that turn acres into open-spaces and farms so that the Village does not grow/spread. It has several nature preserves including the Glen Helen, which is a 1,100-acre preserve owned by the local College, Antioch.
I have lived in the Villiage of Yellow Springs for over two years. The people I've met are friendly and easy-going. They enjoy the simple life. It seems everyone knows everyone else and you probably shouldn't live here if you are looking to keep your personal business to yourself. There are a few celebrities among the villagers, including the comedian, Dave Chappel. He often throws parties.
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Yellow Springs is a wonderful progressive town that values the arts and is home to Antioch College, a radical college with dedicated alum all over the world! Dave Chappelle also lives here, and throws great parties. One of my favorite places is Antioch College Wellness Center. The best coffee shop is the Emporium, they have weekly events and also sell wine. There is also the Glen Helen Nature Preserve! A great place to take a hike and relate with nature.
Yellow Springs, is a unique town that definitely community oriented! There is a lot support for local artistry and community involvement. Coming from Chicago, Yellow Springs feels very safe with friendly people around. This town is polarizing to the rest of the region due to its strong leftist liberal leanings.