Alma

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$624
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    325
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    90
    37
  • Robbery
    36
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,084
    575
  • Theft
    4,029
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,063
National
$53,046
Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%

    Reviews

    8 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    The area I lived in can simply be described a 'okay.' I lived right across from the high school, which was very convenient for me when I needed to get to school. The neighborhood itself is pretty sad. The people are loud at times, and un-comforting. The houses surrounding the area are sad to look at. It's a depressing scene for such a well-to-do high school to be located. The school itself is probably the best aspect of this specific area. The town of Alma as a whole is a much more friendlier environment than the neighborhood I lived in.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 30 2015
    The neighborhood that I live in is the same that I grew up in. Close enough to the local businesses to walk, my neighborhood was not so close that you got the constant noise of the city. Being right next to one of the local schools meant that there were always plenty of families and friends around and that a house was never empty for long. With many teachers and police officers in residence my neighborhood was always a friendly and peaceful place free of crime. Also, during the Fourth of July, fireworks at the local park could be seen just over my backyard fence.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 11 2015
    Alma is a small rural town. It's full of History. We are called The Spinach Capital of the World. We're a close knit community. It's where I grew up and now where my children are growing up. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Alma definitely feels like home.
    • Current Resident
    • 13 days ago