A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
$493,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,879
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Aliso Viejo 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
    47
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104
    1
  • Theft
    544
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,367
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Aliso Viejo Reviews

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Aliso Viejo is truly a beautiful area to live with so much to explore and do nearby. The area is impeccably clean and well managed. If you're an out-doorsy type of person, there are countless parks and hiking trails. Its definitely a biking, tennis, golfing, fitness little city, with tons of gyms, yoga places and more. Roughly 10 minutes from Laguna Beach and about 15 minutes from the beautiful spectrum mall. So far Aliso Viejo has been my favorite place to live!
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I have always enjoyed Aliso Viejo to some degree, because I feel it's a decent place to raise a family, and a good place to be if you want Southern California weather without the hectic aspect of a city like LA. However, I do feel that it lacks any kind of individual spirit. For example, we have very few small businesses in the area, and the ones that do exist often go out of business to be replaced with chain stores, and restaurants. Also, it's very conservative for a California town, which may be right for some people, but doesn't fit my values.
Since moving to Aliso I have notice that it's a place mostly for families. There's at least three elementary schools, two middle schools, and I think two high schools. Plenty of small unique shopping centers and two movie theaters within fifteen minutes of each other. Rent prices are high, but it's south Orange County which should be expected when you are renting.