Balfour

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$592
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,118
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    46%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    14%

    Reviews

    2 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      0
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Still considered a subpar Asheville neighbor with a large population of old white people and country-folk who get cranky about youth, minorities, and liberals. More affordable than Asheville, and close enough to there that more and more people are moving here over Asheville, many of which are bringing their creativity and entrepreneurship to town. I can see this town changing from an old, country mountain town to one that rivals Asheville in creativity and experience in the next 10-20 years.
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago
    Little to no crime in my neighborhood.
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago