Livability Score

69
/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 B-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (4) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Rise and Grind Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Imago Dei
Coffee Shop
Midnight Oil
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
Carmichael Community Center Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Center On the Square
Theatre Arts
Searcy Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Rialto Theater
Cinema
Searcy Lion Stadium
Stadium
Searcy 8 VIP Cinema
Cinema
155 mm gun M1
Attraction
Food and Drink (7) F
Papa John's
Fast Food
The Soda Jerk
Sweets
Popeyes
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
McAlister's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Fitness (3) A+
Carmichael Community Center
Community Centre
Carmichael Community Center
Community Centre
Jim Citty Football/Athletic Training Facility
Gym
Groceries (5) F
Wild Sweet Williams
Bakery
The Natural Food Store
Health Food
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
WildFlour Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (26) A+
Meadowlake Apartments
Park
Carmichael Community Center Playground
Playground
Spring Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
First Ladies Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Citizen Park
Park
Front Lawn
Park
Nicholas Smith Recreation Area
Park
Bison Park
Park
Presbyterian Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Harding Park
Park
Searcy Sports Complex
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Yancey Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
BerryHill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (14) F
McKenney Supply
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Five Below
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
The Bike Lane
Bicycle
The Beauty Loft
Hairdresser
The Shoe Dept
Shoes
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
AT&T
Electronics
Pet Sense
Pets
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Verizon
Electronics
Big Al's
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Searcy.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.1%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Searcy is 84/100 - which is 2% lower than Arkansas.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Searcy crime rates are 4,207 per 100k, which is 36% higher than Arkansas
Property Crime
3,694 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
513 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Searcy is $39,650 - which is 6% lower than Arkansas.
Med. Household Income
$39,650
F
Unemployment Rate
3.6%
C
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Central Fire Station
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Searcy Police Department
Police
Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic
Clinic
Northstar Emergency Medical Service - Searcy Station 1
Ambulance Station
Searcy Fire Station 2
Fire Station
White County Sheriff's Office
Police
Northstar Emergency Medical Service - Searcy Station 2
Doctor
Searcy Medical Center
Clinic
Searcy Fire Station 3
Fire Station
Unity Health
Hospital
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Fairview Volunteer Fire Station
Fire Station
Higginson Volunteer Fire Department 2
Fire Station
Higginson Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Station
Gum Springs Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Station
Kensett Police Department
Police
Kensett Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C-
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housing A-

Searcy home prices are $145,900 - which is 27% higher than Arkansas
Home Price
$145,900
D+
Home Appreciation Rate
4%
B-
Home Affordability
3.7x (home price to income ratio)
C
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schools C

The Searcy graduation rate is 86% - which is 9% higher than Arkansas
School Test Scores
52%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
86%
C+
Elementary Schools (10) F
Southwest Middle School
Sunshine School
Crosspointe Preparatory
Mcrae Elementary School
Liberty Christian School
Harding Academy
Sidney Deener Elem. School
Westside Elementary School
Kensett Elementary School
High Schools (7) F
Crosspointe Preparatory
Harding Academy
Asu Area Career Center
Searcy High School
Riverview High School
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ratings D+

Searcy has an overall rating of 57% from 6 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (5)
From AreaVibes
D-
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Searcy Arkansas - College Town with a Family Atmosphere 3 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2018) Searcy Arkansas is an interesting place to live. There are things to consider before moving here. The weather is beautiful, with an average summer temperature of only seventy-seven degrees. Searcy has a population of over twenty thousand people and was originally known for its na ...Read More tural springs. The city's high school graduation rate is higher than most of Arkansas, which makes Searcy a great place to raise a family.
There are several schools to choose from both public and private. Harding University is in town as well as a branch of Arkansas State University.

The employment rate is slightly lower on average, but it isn't terrible. The city has seen a jump in its economy since new gas and oil drilling agreements were made. However, the city's residents are uneasy about these projects. They’re worried they will cause environmental concerns. Home values are a bit higher than usual as well. However, this means that buying in Searcy could be considered an investment.

I love to visit the Pioneer Village museum and Hourglass Escape Rooms for an exciting day out. Searcy is full of rich history to explore. It's an old railroad town as well.
The best places to visit in the evening are Harding University Theatre and Lasercade. My personal choice of restaurant would be the Rock House. They have healthy options and serve comfort food if you want to indulge. Searcy is a nice place to live. If you have a nest egg, I would recommend investing in this growing town. However, moving to Searcy is a great option that's mostly for families and college students. Read Less
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B- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Searcy? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Meadowlake Apartments
Carmichael Community Center Playground
Spring Park
Unknown Name
First Ladies Garden
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Citizen Park

Entertainment

Carmichael Community Center Amphitheater
Unknown Name
Center On the Square
Searcy Art Gallery
Rialto Theater
Searcy Lion Stadium
Searcy 8 VIP Cinema
155 mm gun M1

Food & Drink

Papa John's
The Soda Jerk
Popeyes
Domino's
McAlister's
McDonald's
Chick-fil-A

F Commute

Is public transit available in Searcy? Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Searcy.
Drive to Work
85%

9% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
7%

4% higher than the US average

B Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Unity Health

Pharmacies

Doctors

Northstar Emergency Medical Service - Searcy Station 2

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