Beaver Falls

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$546
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    444
    264
  • Murder
    11
    5
  • Rape
    23
    37
  • Robbery
    148
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    547
    575
  • Theft
    3,932
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    171
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,908
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

15 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
As a Beaver Falls resident –since birth–, this town has provided a comfortable living experience for a child/ young adult. The state of local businesses has deteriorated in recent years, with specialized storefronts closing down and low-budget dollar stores being established in their place. The school district provides an average-level Pennsylvania education for its students, although notable academic shortcomings have become apparent with students who transfer to other state schools. The school district's athletic program is the pivotal source of the school's pride, with athletic expenses being prioritized over academic spending.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Beaver Falls is a 3rd class City. It has seen the best of times and the great fall of factories. Currently, it has a rough reputation, but if you don't go looking for trouble, it won't find you. There are great little places to eat out here and some really cool shops too. It will take some time, but Beaver Falls is making a comeback.
  • Current Resident
  • 29 days ago
I can't completely degrade my hometown. This is where I was born and raised. However, it is turning into a hole to get stuck into and many of the people who live here are stuck. The education system is slipping but it is good and as long as you get it and leave before you get stuck you will be fine.
  • Niche User
  • July 23 2015