Appalachia

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$59,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$524
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,279
    575
  • Theft
    2,267
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    233
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,769
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%

    Reviews

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    It's a small town, originally a coal camp. Since the coal mining industry has pretty much vanished so has the town. There's nothing to do here. We have a pathetic excuse of a park and skate park. Most of the people are on drugs, multiple meth labs being run in several homes, and kids often fight in public. The elderly people are mostly nice and the kids are disrespectful. It is not the best place to live, especially for a 19 year old. I don't recommend living here at all. I only live here because college is ten minutes away and my parents take care of me.
    • Niche User
    • Nov 25 2015