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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$599,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,410
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

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
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,050
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Altadena Reviews

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Altadena, CA is the perfect place to live if you are looking for diversity. The neighborhoods, for the most part, are integrated with many different races of people, mostly families, with young professionals, and retirees in the mix. . This is also a very economically diverse area. It's not unusual to see blue collar and white collar neighbors living next to each other. Altadena is not the place if you are looking for hot restaurants and shopping. However, we do have a nice small selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Mom and pop retail shops and services are plenty. Altadena's sleepy, town feel, surrounded by the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel mountains, is perfect.
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I absolutely love living in Altadena! It's a great neighborhood that is nestled beneath the San Gabriel mountains with a very laid back vibe.
Altadena is a beautiful subset of Los Angeles that is far enough away from the city yet close enough to experience the best of both worlds. Altadena's landscape is lush and mature and is an ideal setting for families who like the quiet lust of nature. Affordable homes for the working class are limited though, as it seems the price of peace and quiet is only meant for the rich.