Anderson

47 reviews
  1. Town in South Carolina
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$630
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    689
    264
  • Murder
    11
    5
  • Rape
    81
    37
  • Robbery
    188
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,648
    575
  • Theft
    5,698
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    604
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,987
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

47 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    26
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Although it is much different from my quiet, small hometown, I think Anderson is a great place to live. There are many opportunities here that are not available in my hometown due to its size. There are many places of employment, and numerous job variety. I am able to expand my horizons more than I though possible. The view is great, and the weather is always nice. I believe that Anderson is a growing environment and will continue to prosper over the years. I have chosen to move here permanently after school and will be moving into a home of my own soon. I would do it all over again if I could, and would recommend Anderson to anyone.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Like all cities, there is crime here. But the difference is our police department. They are always visible and out, protecting and serving our city. Crime is an issue everywhere, but here it is maintained and controlled in a proper manner by our law enforcement. I have complete trust in the police force of Anderson. They are very trustworthy and capable of doing their jobs.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
All the stores are pretty average, considering the location, but I do wish they had a organic market here. If I want to eat healthy I have to gas up my car (that's btw $20-$30), pack up 2 small children and travel 30-45 mins to the nearest largest city (Greenville) just to purchase healthy foods for the entire month. It's really annoying especially when you try to feed your family healthy but you have to debate on time,travel,and gas. If they would build a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, (I shop at both in Greenville) then I would be satisfied.
  • Niche User
  • June 1 2015