B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,167
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

    Alta Sierra Reviews

    3 reviews
    I have not had many concerns since living here, if I ever was slightly concerned it was easy to find someone to help.
    Review Alta Sierra
    I love living in Grass Valley. The people here make it very enjoyable. Everyone is so kind and neighborly. Living in a small populated town is great and I prefer it over the crowded lifestyle of the cities.
    Grass Valley is an amazing place to live. It has kind people and a good atmosphere that I feel safe in and would raise a family in.