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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$494,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,210
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    86
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354
    525
  • Theft
    1,640
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,582
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Alhambra Reviews

121 reviews
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I like Alhambra because of its numerous scrumptious restaurants that won't empty your pockets! Also, the neighborhood is great. There are a lot of Asians in the city. Additionally, there has been a stigma that Asians are not good drivers and there is some truth to that. The streets are clean and it smells like food most of the time, again because of the various food that are located in here. Overall, I like this neighborhood.
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I work in this area and impressed with a lot of things here. Firstly, this area has a lot of place to spend your time - restaurants, cinemas, stores, gyms, walking places. Their is a lot of Chinese people here, but they are very nice! Also you can find the Farmers Market here, so you can buy the healthy food. It is always a lot of policemen cars here, that make me feel safely. Very good area!
Our family moved to Alhambra last year and I start to fall in love with this neighborhood. This city located really close to downtown LA, revolving around big cities such as Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia and so on. All the streets are crowded with groceries store, local shop and restaurants. You can find almost everything within this neighborhood. The diversity of ethnic and culture has brought this great experience and improvement to the neighborhood. If you are a foodie and enjoy the beauty of diversity, this is the city for you.

This central hotspot is always busy day and night. Restaurants are packed with people even though it is past midnight. Cost of living is also a major advantage to families and individual, comparing to living in downtown. The commute time and public transportation are available closely. Overall, I would love to be part of this community until I grow old.