Ashland

4 reviews
  1. Town in Alabama
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$413
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    559
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458
    575
  • Theft
    2,135
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,989
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
It is what it is and it's a small town. Living here means you like the peace and quiet. People are friendly but everyone knows everyone. There are several good hiking trails nearby. Restaurants and shopping are 45 minutes away. Traffic is never a problem. I moved here due to a first job out of college. I am leaving because I am still in my 20's and want to live near people my age. I am also going back to school. I do not see myself moving back as I do not have family in the area.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago
I shop at the Dollar General a lot. It's close and easy to get to. I also shop at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, but only for a couple of things. They are too expensive. The gas stations are clean and friendly. We also have a pizza place, and a café, and a Mexican restaurant. There is also a drug store, lawyers office, a small clothing store. Two hardware stores, Napa, art building they also put plays on there. Small library, McDonalds, hospital and nursing home. Sheriffs department and police station. Nice park and baseball field. One new, very big school.
  • Parent
  • Oct 10 2014
I do not have any concerns for my safety.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago