Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingD+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Aliso Viejo is a suburb of Irvine with a population of 50,925. Aliso Viejo is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Aliso Viejo offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Aliso Viejo there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aliso Viejo and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Aliso Viejo are highly rated.
Median Home Value
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Aliso Viejo
- $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
- Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.
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
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Working in Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo Reviews
Aliso Viejo is a quiet little suburb. While it is not as safe as Irvine, it is still a safe place to raise your children and have a family. There is a fire station practically next door from you! In addition, everything you could want in terms of amenities are all within a reasonable distance from you. From groceries at Costco to food at Chile's and clothing at Vans, this is the place to live. It is ideal for families with children of any age. For those with teenagers, there is a high school embedded in the heart of town. If you are looking for a place that is still attached to the hustle and bustle of the city but retains its peace and serenity, then this is the place for you.
I love Aliso Viejo's clean organization of housing and shops and how it is a fairly new city. Being close to the beautiful Soka University is a huge plus! However, it is not a perfect city and many things can be improved! For example, street parking remains an issue for many neighborhoods and can sometimes interfere with safe driving, so some better parking structures should be put into this city's future plans.
My family (wife, 6/8yr old boys) were looking to escape the reclusive Chicago lifestyle and start fresh in SoCal. Knowing ONLY the names of all the suburbs that are most visible in entertainment media(Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, etc), we were pleasantly surprised to see that Aliso must have been spared the reality TV advertising because it was a hidden gem that seemed to have been overlooked (thankfully). We bought in Glenwood (surrounding the Aliso Country Club). Greeted with a block of outgoing neighbors with elem/middle sch children, the Country Club social membership (included with your assoc. dues) gives ample opportunity for transplants to assimilate into friends/other families. The pools are always jumping and the golf course is great for friends/family that come into town. the community always has pre-planned events for the Glenwood residents. Trail biking! People are just starting to discover this amazing suburb. Glad we already here :)