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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Boulder Creek is a town in California with a population of 4,359. Boulder Creek is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Boulder Creek offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Boulder Creek there are a lot of parks. Residents of Boulder Creek tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Boulder Creek are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$487,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,597
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Boulder Creek 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
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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Boulder Creek

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,307
National
$55,322
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I like Boulder Creek because I love the small town atmosphere. The local schools are fantastic, and I enjoyed my time growing up there. The only problem I have is the lack of diversity, but other than that, everything is great about it.
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Quiet little town excellent place to raise in children. Located in the big basin forest, fresh air, and beautiful surroundings. Local shopping close to Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. Affordable housing, decent schools, and a lot of community involvement.
Boulder Creek is a small mountain town within commute distance to Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The people are warm and friendly with a great sense of community and independence. A great place to raise kids, to retire, or just to get away from the rat race.