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  6. Diversity
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Aliso Viejo is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 50,691. 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 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.
About Aliso Viejo...
Population
50,691

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$582,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,092
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    61.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    575.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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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 :)
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My family has lived in Aliso Viejo for nearly 10 years. The area is very safe, clean, well up-kept. It's a high-middle income suburb in Orange County, CA. It's located almost equidistantly between Los Angeles and Sand Diego.
The areas boasts high preforming schools and well funded public amenities, are the balance to the high cost of living and property taxes. There is moderate cultural diversity, despite low socioeconomic diversity.
Aliso Viejo is also host to Soka University, a private university.
Don’t wear anything with writing on it.
Don’t wear anything with pictures on it.
Don’t dress "rich." Don’t dress "poor." And don’t dress sexy.
Don’t wear any political, religious, or pornographic artifacts.
If you have tattoos, cover them up, if possible.
If you smoke: Do not smoke in your car while driving in Aliso

Of course all of the above is a blatant violation of your civil rights. And is of course completely unfair and outright illegal. However, what do you want to do? Live in Aliso Viejo and try and “cure” all the warped/distorted personality types that live and work here? It’s up to you.