Livability Score

70
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Greens and Beans
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) C-
Twin Lakes Cinema
Cinema
White County Historical Society
Museum
Lake Shore Drive-In
Cinema
Indiana Beach Amusement Park
Theme Park
Mountain Water Works
Water Park
Food and Drink (1) F
Arby's
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Monticello Methodist Church Gym
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Kinser's Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Parks (6) C-
Tornado Memorial
Park
Altherr Park
Park
Monticello Skate Park
Park
Altherr Nature Park
Park
Bluewater Park
Park
Monticello city park
Park
Nipsco walking path
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (2) F
Alex's
Clothing
Dollar General
Discount Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Monticello.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Monticello is 87/100 - which is 2% lower than Indiana.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C+

Monticello crime rates are 1,868 per 100k, which is 1% higher than Indiana
Property Crime
1,559 crimes per 100k
B-
Violent Crime
309 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment F

The median income in Monticello is $42,565 - which is 16% lower than Indiana.
Med. Household Income
$42,565
F
Unemployment Rate
4.1%
D+
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (4)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Unknown Name
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Monticello Fire Department
Fire Station
White Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B
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housing A+

Monticello home prices are $97,700 - which is 23% lower than Indiana
Home Price
$97,700
F
Home Appreciation Rate
7%
B
Home Affordability
2.3x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools C+

The Monticello graduation rate is 85% - which is 2% higher than Indiana
School Test Scores
50%
F
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (3) D-
Roosevelt Middle School
Meadowlawn Elementary School
Oaklawn Elementary School
High Schools (1) D-
Twin Lakes Senior High School
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ratings D

Monticello has an overall rating of 55% from 4 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
A+
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The Good, the bad, the ugly, in that order. 2 rating By Marian65 ( Apr 08, 2012) Monticello's location, on two man made lakes is lovely, scenery-wise. Home prices are inexpensive if you are purchasing (see comment about rental prices below). Nice medical facility. Good locally owned restaurants. A couple of nice golf courses. Downtown shopping is nice, b ...Read More ut very limited. Of course there is the omnipresent Wal-Mart, located on the west side of the town (that tidbit probably belongs in the bad paragraph). Decent school system but like others in the state, suffering from budget cuts. Teaching tends to be geared towards good scores on standardized testing as a result (higher scores, more money from the state).

Jobs very hard to find that pay more than minimum wage. There are a few factories, but they tend to hire people who live out of town. Haven't figured that one out yet as most, if not all, receive subsidies from the city/county. No public transportation other than vehicles operated by the council on aging and you have to be a certain age or have a disability to qualify. No bus system and no taxi service until recently. Rents are high compared to other areas. Utilities provided by NIPSCO who have some of the highest rates in the nation. Water rates are also high. Very little for young people to do.

High property crime rates that climb higher every year. Small town mentality rampant, ie: if you aren't from the area, you are likely to be viewed with suspicion by the locals for a long time. Nightlife is practically non-existent apart from a couple bars. Indiana Beach, which used to be a tourist destination, is in sharp decline.

Bottom line: If you're thinking about moving here, make sure first that you have a concrete job offer that pays enough for you to afford to live here, second you must realize if you have a job in Lafayette, Logansport or any other area, you'll have to drive to get there. Unless you carpool, there's no way to save money on commuting costs. If you intend to rent, be aware that some places rent from September to May, then want you out for the summer tourist season. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Monticello? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Tornado Memorial
Altherr Park
Monticello Skate Park
Altherr Nature Park
Bluewater Park
Monticello city park
Nipsco walking path
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Twin Lakes Cinema
White County Historical Society
Lake Shore Drive-In
Indiana Beach Amusement Park
Mountain Water Works

Food & Drink

Arby's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Monticello? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Monticello.
Drive to Work
71%

5% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
0%

3% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Monticello a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

White Memorial Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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