B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$414,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,469
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Boulder Creek Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,964
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Boulder Creek Reviews

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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.
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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.
Boulder Creek is a great family friendly town in the mountains of Santa Cruz. The main thing that needs improving is finding a better way to assist the homeless population into permanent housing.