Spruce Pine 81 Exceptional
Spruce Pine Livability #15 ranked city in North Carolina#1,164 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Spruce Pine

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

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      Spruce Pine transportation information

      Statistic Spruce Pine North Carolina National
      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.0%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool17.6%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.1%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home6.3%4.8%4.6%
      Source: The Spruce Pine, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).