53 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B+

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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104
    525
  • Theft
    544
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Aliso Viejo Reviews

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This is a very good safe place to live! It's a good environment for anyone growing up, lots of parks/recreational areas nearby.
There aren't that many options, but Aliso Viejo is a rather small area in general, so for its size I would say it has some good options. I really enjoy the new juice bar, Nectar, located in the Town Center. A a great restaurant (also in Town Center) is called Native Foods, and it's a completely vegan restaurant (I'm vegetarian, but my meat-eating friends love it too)! There are also a couple Thai places, a Japanese restaurant or two, Panera Bread, some fast food joints, and then places like Whole Foods as well.
Having recently moved to the U.S., Aliso Viejo, by far, is one of the most safest, cleanest, and most aesthetically pleasing city I've ever seen. The roads are kept clean, plants on the side of the roads are watered regularly, sidewalks are kept clean, and also, people are very friendly and helpful. However, there's not a lot of diversity, regarding citizens.