Birchwood Lakes

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,088
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

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
$49,537
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Reviews

    4 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      2
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    Living in a rural location like this leads to many different advantages and disadvantages. It is very quiet and quaint. Neighbors are not very close in distance, but the general atmosphere is very inviting. I was would certainly live here again , however it would not always be my choice for what I want as a career. Compared to else where in the country, I would highly suggest to anyone looking for a nice, quiet area just outside of NYC and other larger population areas of PA, like the Delaware Water Gap or Scranton. The future is looking good for the area. Numerous strides have been made to better the area in education, government, and overall living conditions and accessibility.
    • Niche User
    • 11 months ago
    Being rural, the area doesn’t always have visible police. However, I have never felt unsafe in the area. Crime has been increases, but being safe isn’t an issue. Most of the crime is drug related, and is specific to certain spots.
    • Niche User
    • 11 months ago
    Besides the occasional pothole, transportation in my town is great. There is really no public bus that goes through Dingmans Ferry but there is one in the town over. There really is not any sidewalks, because there is no big companies or businesses in my town that need constant walking-to. Sometimes, there are people who walk down the shoulder of the street, which I found scary and highly dangerous, but most people have cars and know they need a car to get to where they need to be.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 22 2015