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  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
    B+
About Alhambra...
Population
84,866

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$518,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Alhambra Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    85
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490
    500
  • Theft
    1,682
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    277
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,138
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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I really enjoyed living near the city of Alhambra because of the nice and welcoming members of the community. If you are a pet owner, this would be a great place to live being that the community is pet-friendly and you will see many owners walking their dogs. In addition, Alhambra is an urban community with families residing in nice homes and clean streets. There are many schools surrounding the area from primary and secondary schools to colleges, such as California State University of Los Angeles. There is a great diverse community ranging from age and ethnicity in which the city upholds ethnic events to recognize members of all backgrounds. There is moderate traffic and parking is available in most parts of the city, especially the shopping centers! In Alhambra, the nightlife on Main St. is a strip full of nice restaurants and a popular dance club called La Grenada. Overall, Alhambra is a great city to live in.
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Alhambra is amazing! I can't imagine living anywhere else! It's only 20 minutes from Los Angeles and Pasadena. It's filled with quality restaurants and great food hot spots! It is mainly an Asian-Hispanic community, but as of recently I have been seeing more diversity in the area. This suburb also has lots of community events that are well attended. If the crazy drivers don't distract you from the amazing food, then Alhambra is the place to be!
Alhambra is a great city with a variety of stores and restaurants to fit anyone's needs. The city is relatively safe with little criminal activity and most residents are open and friendly to conversation. Nightlife is lively with the additions of Korean BBQ restaurants and bars for party goers but quiets down around 12AM or 1AM at night to not disturb the local residents that try to sleep. With neighboring cities such as Pasadena and Arcadia the option for shopping and other activities widen within a short reach making Alhambra an amazing city with almost everything you need within reasonable reach, aside from a beach.