Auburn

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$791
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    32
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429
    575
  • Theft
    2,215
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,406
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

100 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    46
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Living as a student in Auburn is akin to living in Sunny town where everyone is smiling and never seem to have hardship. Primarily, the town is occupied by African American, Caucasian, Asian (Chinese and Korean), and Indian people. There are almost no students of hispanic origin. People love football here. I feel the town could improve the number of bike paths and public transport. Also, the town population keeps expanding, but businesses are not apparently thanks to the local city council.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I would choose to live here one day because I like the safe atmosphere that offers something for people of all ages. It is a good family town; schools are highly rated and they offer family friendly activities. The weather is perfect if you don't like cold weather. It's near Atlanta, Montgomery, and the white sandy beaches of Alabama!
  • Niche User
  • Dec 22 2015
Living in Auburn, Alabama is great! It is a beautiful college town that offers many exciting things such as sporting events, concerts, and unique dining. Auburn is also very family-friendly and has a great school system.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago