Barberton

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$655
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    49
    37
  • Robbery
    53
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    658
    575
  • Theft
    3,017
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,965
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

41 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
I really love my community. I was born and raised in Barberton, as was my husband, and we CHOSE to raise our children in the same place we were raised as we both enjoyed being children here and the pride fostered in the town along the way. Barberton, unfortunately gets kicked around a fair amount by those in surrounding communities but it's my belief that this makes us really around or purple prose and makes us stronger. The sports profane have always been top notch. As a child I mostly knew this from agar as I don't have am athletic bone in my body, though I was in the band, marching and concert and we had a ton of pride in our group. OTOH, my daughter, my oldest child, was ridiculously athletic. She played three sports and while we food feel there was favoritism shown to some athlete, it's just human nature I suppose. We did have a few big things happen in our family but I'll talk about just my oldest, my athlete. She had an illness hit her that requires a very serious surgery. The school, teaches, principals, coaches, other students etc could not have been any more wonderful. Helpful, concerned, accommodating, that's the experience we had. everyone wanted to and were so helpful and concerned. I know my daughter felt very loved. My one concern, something that hopefully had been, if not desperately needs to be, revamped or something, is the boom tutoring program for kids who need it. it was an absolute joke. My daughter learned nothing useful and it set her up for future failure because in, for instance, math, she was then lacking the foundation she needed to do future math work. It was especially frustrating for a student like my daughter, who was taking all advanced classes and the tutor was just not equipped for that. it was a frustrating and upsetting experience! My second child, my son, was a very gifts artist. The teachers were wonderful. He lived his art classes, learned a lot and rely thrived. His grades were terrible, his fault.
  • Parent
  • 6 months ago
I live in the apartment building, where the police sit in the apartment's parking lot for fifteen minutes, and then they leave.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
As long as pedestrians and bikers pay attention to safety signals and lights, their safety is very well maintained. The walkability is nice as well as the neighborhoods are all nice and there are a couple parks to go to. Depending on where at you go, there is plenty of parking opportunities, and the street that I live on is wide and can fit several cars in on either side.
  • Niche User
  • Apr 16 2015