Burlington

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$738
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    467
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    170
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    891
    575
  • Theft
    2,917
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,316
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

77 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    1
Well, I just moved here from Atlanta, GA and so far I like the slow pace. Not as much noise, not as much traffic, and not as many people. I love that there is a park every few miles. So my children and I have plenty of spaces to play. There are also so many local restaurants and shops to choose from. I love supporting local businesses. I do wish there more options as far as continuing education is concerned. There is only one college near me and I am sort of out of options. Other than that, I love it here. I gave three stars because I have only been here a month so there is still much to learn and explore.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Burlington is becoming a more inviting place, but there are many areas of improvement from public safety and school quality to healthy living. Its smaller compared to many of the larger surrounding cities, but population is on a dramatic increase in Burlington and it may outgrow comfort.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 days ago
This is an up and coming area that is seeing lots of revitalization in its downtown area. It would be nice to see this expand to areas outside of downtown. The area seems to be safe for the most part and the residents are really friendly too!
  • Works Here
  • 2 months ago