Aiken

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

Homes for Sale

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    46
    37
  • Robbery
    82
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    798
    1
  • Theft
    3,996
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187
    0

Residents

Median Household Income
$53,489
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

52 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    16
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Aiken, South Carolina is quaint little town on the border of Augusta, Georgia. It's known for its vast agriculture and equestrian life. Many people choose to retire in Aiken due to it's homey aurora and unique style of the town.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
This place is great to start a family and business.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
WHen I first moved here it seemed like an old money horse town. Now, it seems like it's going downhill in the charm area
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago