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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
Altadena is a suburb of Pasadena with a population of 45,236. Altadena is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Altadena offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Altadena there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Altadena and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Altadena are above average.
About Altadena...
Population
45,236

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$649,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,556
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Altadena

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,774
National
$55,322
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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 is a great city full of wonderful people! It’s pretty diverse and it is a nice community! There are many activities going on during the weekend that is super family oriented. The Altadena library serves as a main hub of events going on during the month. They have events for teenagers, little kids, young adults, and even the elderly.
Altadena is a nice town situated near the mountains. The neighborhood is pretty peaceful, and is home to Eaton Canyon!