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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,095
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    14
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194
    500
  • Theft
    1,164
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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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.