Bolivar

17 reviews
  1. Town in Ohio
B
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
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$708
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

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
$50,188
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    17 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      6
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      2
    Bolivar's only attraction is Fort Laurens, which is definitely a place to go and there are some fun family things hosted there and of course the tow path. However, the real attraction is 2 minutes away in Zoar...its actually Zoar itself, a historical town first settled by Germans (or the Zoarites) They do some cool reenactments there and a few events a year like Christmas in Zoar and if you are anywhere near, you must stop by and take a tour! Most of the buildings are restored to their original designs and there are some buildings that are still used for the same purposes, like the Bakery.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 24 2015
    The only job opportunities are: one of the 3 bars, one of the 4 small restaurants, one of the 4 fast-food restaurants, one of the two gas stations or one of the two small stores in this area. The problem is that the same people have held the majority of these jobs for years and that there are rarely any openings. When there are openings, you usually have to know the owner or management to get the job, not just have a good resume. Sometimes, it doesn't matter how qualified you are because the owners want to hire their friends. Most people in this area commute 30 minutes or longer to their job elsewhere. There are definitely no career opportunities in this town, you must travel. Also, the small business owners are not very professional. I know many times that my friends have complained about not having their order filled right and nothing happened about it and I myself have worked for two small business owners who simply stopped texting me my work schedule and would not reply to any of my calls or emails regarding the situation and when I went in to discuss it with them, they said they didn't need me anymore. Another boss of mine from a different small business in this area under-payed me, made me use my own dishes from home for their restaurant and never told me withing 24 hours when they wanted me to come in.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 24 2015
    The local businesses in this area aren't very professional with their customers or their employers which can be nice for a small-town, "I know the owner" feel but not nice when you want specific things out of them. Also, there are not a lot of options around here for food or anything. We have one grocery store and a dollar general, two gas stations--too many fast food restaurant for a small town, and only a few restaurants and bars that all serve basically bar and grille food and not very good quality always. Also, not a lot of employment options for anyone in the area. In most cases, to get a job anywhere around here, you have to know the owner or management, you cannot just fill out the application.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 24 2015