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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Carmel Valley Village is a town in California with a population of 4,011. Carmel Valley Village is in Monterey County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carmel Valley Village offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Carmel Valley Village and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carmel Valley Village are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$886,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,859
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Carmel Valley Village 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
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Carmel Valley Village

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,368
National
$55,322
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Carmel Valley Village Reviews

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I feel as though the culture of Carmel Valley Village is especially defined by the kids that live there, especially since when I tell someone I live there, they respond with, "Oh, so you're a valley kid?" To this day, I'm not exactly sure what that means. I suppose it may just stem from the fact that most of the youth here know each other and hang out. To me, that is what makes this place nice to live in. My friends live close to me and we can walk around, knowing we're in a safe neighborhood.

I can get ice cream on a hot summer day from at least 5 different stores, all within a mile of my home. I can spend hours at the park which has a farmer's market every Sunday. This place really has all the basic necessities. There's also a good number of bus stops around here so $1.25 can take me out of town for a while.

It's really a nice place for a young person who can't drive to live in, because there's so much one can do without walking that far. I'm going to miss it when I leave.
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Very beautiful area. It is only about 10 minutes from the beach and is full of activities. From hiking to 5K runs, there is always something to do. The people here are kind and considerate. The food in this area is very good and have yet to have a bad experience. Every where you go is dog friendly.
Public schools are great. The teachers all know you very well and are able to interact with each student individually. This is a quaint, small town so nightlife isn't great but drive into Carmel or Monterey for that.