A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$677,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Alameda Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    85
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    284
    500
  • Theft
    1,697
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    557
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,048
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Clean, safe and a great place to raise children. There are tons of family activities to participate in including summer concerts, holiday parades and festivals. There is a great view on the beachside trail as well as kayaking, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding and fishing. The parks in Alameda are super clean and expansive. There is a downtown strip with a popular ice cream shop, a nice moveie theatre, a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops. Alameda is small but still offers most services you need and had excellent public safety. I recommend it for its blend of city life and family suburb.
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Alameda is a small town outside of San Francisco, it is a quiet and beautiful place to live. Alameda is an island, which is surrounded by water. Its a tight, small community where everyone knows everyone. People are friendly and kind, lots of job opportunities. Great new restaurants and amazing service. Its a great area when you are older or retired. I wouldn't recommend raising children here because even though it is safe and small community, there isn't much activities to do when you are in high school.
Life in Alameda is great! You can see Oakland and San Francisco from here. Streets have a low speed limit, making it safe for children. There's a variety of stores and shops that will satisfy your shopping needs. And the beach is great! There's a lot of windsurf happening here all the time. Overall, it's a great city in a great location!