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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$944
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    69
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    592
    525
  • Theft
    1,645
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    366
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,938
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Apple Valley Reviews

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Apple Valley is a small quiet town located in the California High Desert. It is a family friendly town to live in with one hospital which is St Mary's Medical Center, where I work at with many other RN's whom graduated from the local Community College in Victorville the town next to Apple Valley. I would like to see Apple Valley have better healthcare for its residents. Currently in our small approximately 200 bed hospital and 20 bed ICU there are a lot of Patients holding in the ER due to lack of hospital bed availability. Opening urgent cares is vital to Apple Valleys healthcare, to decongest the current overflow of patients in the ER.
Therefore, in this underserved area a higher volume of healthcare providers is needed to staff the urgent cares. With this scholarship I can pay for some of my tuition for grad school. I am majoring in Family Nurse Practitioner and would like to someday graduate and help out my community.
Thank you.
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The houses on my end of the city are not attractive whatsoever. Most of them are run down and not kept up. My mom pays way too much for rent as do others around my house. It is outrageous that people price these houses, that are quite frankly ugly, so high. Although I do not want to make you assume all of Apple Valley is this way. There are two major streets here, there is Bear Valley Road, and Highway 18. Both of these roads run east to west. I live extremely close to Bear Valley Road, on the more Eastern side. I do not live in a "ghetto" it is not quite that awful! Apple Valley does have a "ghetto" near Highway 18, which is called "felony flats". Coincidentally the nicest houses in Apple Valley are just on the other side of Highway 18 near a golf course.
Apple Valley is a small desert town. It’s not too far from the freeway and easy to commute from. The winters are cold and the summers are hot. Temperatures easily spike up to 100 degrees in July. Big Bear and Wrightwood are about an hour away and its easy to travel during the snow season. Hiking, running and off-roading are common around here. There are two movie theaters and several small shopping centers. There is only one mall in the High Desert and its not too far from Apple Valley. There are also several small mom and pop diners to named restaurants such as Red Robin and Applebee's. The area is still calm and quite at night. It’s easy to relax living here.