Ada

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$690
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    17
    37
  • Robbery
    17
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    328
    575
  • Theft
    1,036
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,170
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

3 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    0
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Ada is a small college town in Ohio, home to Ohio Northern University and a Wilson football production plant. The village, and especially the campus, are very beautiful; perfect for walks. There is a nice variety of restaurants, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, several pizza choices, as well as fast food (McDonald's and Taco Bell). There is also a small movie theater where you can purchase tickets for only $4. There are a couple of grocery stores, gas stations, and a Rite Aid. There is a public park and a pool. The people are friendly, and even with all of the college students, the it's a very safe place. Bigger stores, like Walmart, are within a 25-30 minute drive. Considering its small size, there's not a great deal of opportunity here in terms of jobs and such, but if you are coming here for college or have found a job in Ada, I would recommend living here.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Ada is a very safe and small farming village. It is important to note that more than half of its population are students at ONU, and it seems that the remaining residents are staff/faculty at the school or corn farmers. Unsurprisingly, there is very little nightlife in Ada. Being a farm town, housing is very affordable, but job opportunities are limited.
  • Current Resident
  • 10 days ago
Enough to bet by, but for more significant purchases you need to go to another town
  • Niche User
  • Sep 25 2014