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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    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-
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.
About Aliso Viejo...
Population
50,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$610,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,180
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    19.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    671.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.8
    284

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
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Aliso Viejo

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,558
National
$55,322
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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.
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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 :)