Barling

13 reviews
  1. Town in Arkansas
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
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    714
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    105
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126
    575
  • Theft
    1,869
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,694
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%

    Reviews

    13 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      5
    • Average
      7
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    It is possible, in fact, it's probable, you'll be bored here on occasion. It's still a great place to raise a family. We are friendly, caring people who will go out of our way to give a stranger a hand. Our social structure seems to mainly center around churches and ballparks so you will be better connected if you're involved in both things. Our schools are solid and traditional and so are our values.
    • Parent
    • May 6 2015
    There isn't a lot of traffic here in this small town. Drama is rare since everyone keeps to themselves. The cost of living is relatively low giving this town desirability especially being right next to Fort Smith.
    • Current Resident
    • 6 days ago
    I would choose to live here again because I believe that it is a great place to raise your kids. I grew a lot and made some of the best friends you could ever find. The education is great because all of the teachers that I have ever had were geared to helping the children reach goals and preparing them for life after school.
    • Niche User
    • 10 months ago