Buchanan

4 reviews
  1. Town in Virginia
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$755
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

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
$44,327
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%

    Reviews

    4 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    This area is beautiful, and the neighborhood I live in is barely inside the small-town limits. Buchanan is safe for the most part, but I would love to see more community involvement throughout the year (as opposed to only a few times in the summer). A mentor program for some of the kids and high schoolers in the community through one of the churches would also be a really great opportunity to bridge the gap between the older generation in the area and the young population.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 4 2016
    The community is involved during major holidays, but if the churches implemented a community outreach program like a mentoring program, the community would probably truly prosper from something like that.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 4 2016
    While police are available in the area, drugs seem to be a major issue within the high school, community and possibly the middle school. No one is really addressing this issue, and it seems that no one truly cares about drugs hidden behind doors in the community.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 4 2016