A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  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
$1,313,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,892
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$165,070
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

    Alamo Reviews

    11 reviews
    All Categories
    Alamo and the surrounding area is known to locals as the "bubble". Growing up here is very safe and education is fantastic, and the community is strong. There is very little diversity however, there is a predominantly white population. Starbucks is the gathering place of Alamo, where you are expected to order a very specific customized drink. Alamo plaza has a Safeway, Panera, 5 guys and other various restaurants which is nice. We are right next to Walnut Creek, which has lots of shopping. The iron horse trail provides an outlet for excercise or family walks, as do the hills of Las trampas. All in all, Alamo is a very safe and great place to grow up, but I look forward to experiencing the "real world"
    Review Alamo
    It's a very nice and safe area with well-kept homes and a convenient location close to cities like Berkeley and San Francisco. However, it has a very homogenous population (white, well-educated, older, affluent) and is not affordable.
    The food's kind of the worst of both worlds, here. The restaurants are incredibly expensive because they know people will pay their prices. There are many would-be "artisanal" restaurant owners, but they for the most part haven't got the skill to live up to their ambition. All of the really great chefs live in the nearby cities, so this area is mostly filled with chefs who either couldn't find work in other fields or have settled for being second-rate. Most of the restaurants don't accommodate gluten-free eaters, and good luck with dairy-free!! Those places that do are few and many are located twenty minutes away from where I live, at least. Meanwhile, trying to park downtown for pick-up is a mess, yet no place except pizza parlors delivers here.