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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Atherton is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 7,182. Atherton is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Atherton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Atherton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Atherton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Atherton are highly rated.
About Atherton...
Population
7,182

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Atherton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    840.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Atherton

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322

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Atherton Reviews

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It is a small and lovely town. It has the simplicity of a small town but an environment and business of a big city. It looks like you have the pros of a big and small city all in one place called Atherton.
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This area is very very green and the walkability is amazing. I can walk out of campus to any variety of food places or take my car fifteen minutes down the street to an entire outside shopping mall. Menlo Park/ Atherton/ Redwood City is unbelievable.
This area is very well lit at night. Keeping cars off the street makes the roads look clean and well-managed. Bike lines and sidewalks make the area feel very welcoming.