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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
    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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$621,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,425
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,236
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I love living in Altadena, California. It is located near the mountains and has so much beautiful wildlife surrounding the area. The atmosphere is quiet and serene. Our neighbors are all very friendly and community oriented. It feels safe to walk my dog in our neighborhood. All the homes are historic and charming, adding to the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. There are so many lush plants and trees, thriving with birds and sweet smells. I feel at home in Altadena and thankful for the serenity it provides. There are several independent retail shops and restaurants that are great if you enjoy supporting small businesses. I like that Altadena feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the "big city", but is really only 20 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles. Altadena has a wonderful public library, several public parks, and is a great entrance for hikers. I truly love Altadena and am happy to call it home!
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Altadena has been my home since the day I was born. I've lived in the same house on Veranada Ave. surrounded by an incredible community of friendly, caring neighbors. Altadena is a quiet neighborhood adjacent to Pasadena. You're never too far from a movie theater, restaurant, park, or local mountains. Altadena is also near many other large cities such as downtown LA, La Canada, Arcadia, and Monrovia.
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.