146 reviews
  1. Suburb of San Bernardino, CA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    195
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    25
    37
  • Robbery
    74
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    803
    575
  • Theft
    1,214
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,337
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Apple Valley Reviews

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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.
Honestly, the area in which I have resided has always scared me. I do not always feel safe when I am home alone. Although, with this said, I strongly believe that your attitude shapes the exprience. I live with my brother, and my mom, and I love them both so dearly! If I could choose to go back in time, and never live here I truly do not know if I would change anything. It has shaped me into the person I am today. I am sure that there are a million places that are so much better than Apple Valley, and i plan to find somewhere better when I move out, go to school, and start my life. One thing is for sure, I would not change a thing from the past.