Livability Score

89
/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 A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (10) A+
Tsaocaa
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Town & Gown
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
BOHE
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Latea
Coffee Shop
Java Roaster
Coffee Shop
Fuel Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Java Jo's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) B
Wabash Landing 9
Cinema
Mackey Arena
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
Slater Center for Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Red Crown Mini-Museum
Museum
Art Museum of Lafayette
Museum
Tippecanoe County Historical Association
Museum
Haan Mansion Museum
Museum
Five Points Fire Station Museum
Museum
Mustang Alley
Bowling Alley
Tropicanoe Cove
Water Park
Columbian Park Zoo
Zoo
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Eastside 10 IMAX
Cinema
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
Lafayette 7
Cinema
Tippecanoe County Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (57) A+
AJ's
Fast Food
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Qdoba
Fast Food
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Potbelly
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Miss Sugar Dessert
Sweets
Fiesta Mexican Grill
Fast Food
Brother's
Bar
Vienna
Bar
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Sweets
Red Mango
Sweets
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Harry's Chocolate Shop
Bar
Chipotle
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Where Else
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Raising Cane's
Fast Food
Triple XXX
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
The Pint
Bar
Village Bottle Shoppe
Alcohol
Silver Dipper
Sweets
Fitness (8) A+
Purdue Graduate Student Center
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Gym
Hillel
Community Centre
Imagionation Station
Community Centre
Wells Community Cultural Center
Community Centre
Thomas Duncan Community Hall
Community Centre
Bauer Community Center
Community Centre
Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club
Community Centre
Faith West Community Center
Community Centre
Northend Community Center
Community Centre
Miracles Fitness
Gym
Community Yoga
Gym
Jenk's Rest
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Gym
Club Newtone
Gym
West Lafayette Wellness Center
Gym
Snap Fitness
Gym
Groceries (9) F
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Better World Market
Grocery Store
Smitty's Bread
Bakery
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Sunspot Natural Market
Health Food
Asia Global Market
Grocery Store
Payless
Grocery Store
Pay Less
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Mama Ines Mexican Bakery
Bakery
Pay Less Super Markets
Grocery Store
Needler's Fresh Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Gigi's Cupcakes
Bakery
Fresh Thyme
Grocery Store
Parks (60) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
De Bedout Plaza
Park
Academy Park
Park
Tommy Johnston Park
Park
Centennial Mall South
Park
Centennial Mall
Park
Bell Tower Area
Park
Memorial Mall
Park
Purdue Mall
Park
Founders Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Purdue Jules Janick Horticulture Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Paula R. Woods Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Stadium Mall
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tapawingo Park
Park
Lincoln Park
Park
Spitzer Court
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lybolt Sports Park
Park
Shops (44) A+
Henni's Hair Shop
Hairdresser
Eclectic Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Target
Department Store
Indian International Store
Convenience Store
ampm
Convenience Store
Lululemon
Clothing
Von's Books
Books
Von's Beads
Fashion
Von's Gifts
Gift Shop
Boilermaker Market
Convenience Store
University Book Store
Books
Happy Nails
Beauty
Chauncey Hill Mall
Mall
Computers by Campus
Electronics
Indian Eyebrow Threading
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Florist
Interstate Battery
Electronics
Renu Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Speedway
Convenience Store
Discount Den
Convenience Store
Wabash Landing Mall
Mall
Stadium University Book Store
Books
Village Pantry
Convenience Store
Live Well Hemp
Discount Store
Marathon
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 6.1% take public transportation in West Lafayette.
Public Transit Stops (44)
Stops & Stations
A+
Grissom Hall on Grant St: BUS184
Bus Stop
Northwestern Ave & Grant St (SE Corner): BUS135
Bus Stop
BUS154
Bus Stop
BUS271
Bus Stop
BUS538
Bus Stop
(South of) Howard Ave & River Rd: BUS580W
Bus Stop
Grant Street & Wood Street (SE Corner): BUS320
Bus Stop
Happy Hollow bus stop
Bus Stop
Physics (pulloff on Northwestern): BUS557
Bus Stop
Happy Hollow BUS602W
Bus Stop
Beering Hall on University Street: BUS389
Bus Stop
Lilly Hall
Bus Stop
(West of) Salisbury Street & Williams Street: BUS522
Bus Stop
(Northest of) River Rd & William St: BUS186
Bus Stop
(Northeast of) Grant Street & William Street: BUS290
Bus Stop
Happy Hollow BUS460
Bus Stop
Happy Hollow BUS145W
Bus Stop
Happy Hollow BUS145E
Bus Stop
Lafayette
Transit Station
CItyBus Center
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Lafayette (E), IN
Bus Stop
Northwestern Ave & Northridge Dr(SE Corner) BUS203
Bus Stop
Cherry Ln & Northwestern Ave (South of) BUS431
Bus Stop
6th St & Main St (SW Corner) - BUS358
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
6.1%
B
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cost of living A

The cost of living in West Lafayette is 105/100 - which is 17% higher than Indiana.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime A+

West Lafayette crime rates are 1,120 per 100k, which is 39% lower than Indiana
Property Crime
1,018 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
102 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment D-

The median income in West Lafayette is $31,460 - which is 38% lower than Indiana.
Med. Household Income
$31,460
F
Unemployment Rate
1.9%
A-
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (23)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
West Lafayette Fire Station No. 1
Fire Station
Student Health Center
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Purdue Fire Department
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Lafayette City Hall
Police
Yocum Eye Care
Doctor
Franciscan Health Lafayette Central
Hospital
Zundo Family Dentistry
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Five Points Fire Station Museum
Fire Station
Lafayette Fire Station 3
Fire Station
Jeffrey E. Kirchner, O.D.
Doctor
Dr. Guthrie Carr Orthodontist
Dentist
Dr. Donald L. Swoverland
Dentist
Dr. John and Dr. Zach Bozic
Dentist
CustomPlus Pharmac
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
West Lafayette Fire Station 2
Fire Station
Indiana University Health Arnett Urgent Care
Clinic
Indiana University Health Family Medicine
Clinic
West Lafayette Police Department
Police
Franciscan ExpressCare
Clinic
West Lafayette Dental Studio
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B
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housing D-

West Lafayette home prices are $235,300 - which is 86% higher than Indiana
Home Price
$235,300
B
Home Appreciation Rate
18%
B-
Home Affordability
7.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A-

The West Lafayette graduation rate is 93% - which is 12% higher than Indiana
School Test Scores
65%
C
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (6) F
Happy Hollow Elementary
New Community School
St James Lutheran Elementary School
St Boniface School
Thomas Miller Elementary School
St Mary Cathedral Elementary School
Murdock Elementary School
St Lawrence Elementary School
Montessori School Of Great
Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate
Oakland Elementary School
Lafayette Christian School
Cumberland Elementary School
Vinton Elementary School
Greater Lafayette Career Academy
Follow The Child Montessori School
Edgelea Elementary School
Miami Elementary School
T C Harris School At Idtc Laf
Amelia Earhart Elementary School
Glen Acres Elementary School
Klondike Middle School
Klondike Elementary School
High Schools (2) F
West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School
Excel Center - Lafayette
Oakland High School
Jefferson High School
Central Catholic Jr Sr High School
Greater Lafayette Career Academy
T C Harris School At Idtc Laf
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ratings A+

West Lafayette has an overall rating of 97% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
A+
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West Lafayette Area Facts

  • West Lafayette has a Livability Score of 89/100, which is considered exceptional
  • West Lafayette crime rates are 39% lower than the Indiana average
  • Cost of living in West Lafayette is 17% higher than the Indiana average
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West Lafayette Indiana is a delightful place to live 5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 23, 2018) It would be hard for me to imagine a better place to live. West Lafayette is an ideal American city. I delight in the beautiful downtown area where it is so easy to walk around and shop in an array of wonderful stores. A wide variety of international cuisines are represented in c ...Read More opious restaurants. There is a wonderful community feeling here.

What I love most about this city are the cultural offerings. Purdue University is located here, so it is alive with events, lectures, musical presentations and plays available on and around campus. Annual Art Fairs are presented in town and many family-friendly festivals happen during all the seasons.

With the University here, numerous companies, and Purdue Research Center there are plenty of job opportunities. West Lafayette is very livable. Lots of parks, walking paths, and bicycle trails are dotted throughout the city so it is possible to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Ample affordable housing is available. All around it is just a great city to live in.
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in West Lafayette? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
De Bedout Plaza
Academy Park
Tommy Johnston Park
Centennial Mall South
Centennial Mall
Bell Tower Area
Memorial Mall

Entertainment

Wabash Landing 9
Mackey Arena
Unknown Name
Slater Center for Performing Arts
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
Unknown Name
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Red Crown Mini-Museum

Food & Drink

AJ's
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Qdoba
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Panda Express
Potbelly
Subway
Miss Sugar Dessert

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in West Lafayette? Of all people who commute, 6.1% take public transportation in West Lafayette.
Drive to Work
56%

20% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
6%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
22%

19% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CustomPlus Pharmac
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Jeffrey E. Kirchner, O.D.

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