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%

Altadena Rankings

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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
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

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%
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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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Altadena was the perfect place to grow up. The community is really what sets this little unincorporated part of Los Angeles county worth living in. In addition to local events hosted at the library or nearby parks, Altadena is home to some of the best hiking spots in Los Angeles, with either Eaton Canyon or Echo Mountain within a stone's throw away from each other. Recent arrivals of an Aldi grocery store and specialty coffee shop signal the towns growing potential.
It's a growing community with new businesses popping up everywhere. It has a lot of potential. Many health food stores are starting their businesses and cute shops. Not much work potential, though. Commute time isn't too bad to Los Angeles and surrounding areas.