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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Cypress is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 48,955. Cypress is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Cypress offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cypress there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Cypress and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cypress are highly rated.
About Cypress...
Population
48,955

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$605,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Cypress 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
    38.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    296.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    971.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    162.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Cypress

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,098
National
$55,322
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Cypress has been my home for over 17 years. I played on every playground and ran around every park in my youth. I have always felt safe, and the multitude of schools around me gave my parents multiple options to start my education. While homes can be more expensive, there are plenty of inclusive neighborhoods that have multi-family homes. The nightlife is not very out there, but it provides security for young families that nights go dark at a decent time.

However, I would like to see a few things change. It would benefit the community if they stopped tearing down schools to build homes. This increases traffic and puts more pressure to fill up classrooms past capacity. Additionally, I believe upgrading public bathrooms at parks to be more efficient and environmentally-friendly (installing sensors for sinks, air-dryers for hands) would be beneficial to the community.
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What I like about Cypress is that it's a small city where basically everyone knows everyone. There are many great schools and places where you can eat and enjoy yourself. Our city is small, but we are close to many attractions such as baseball stadiums and amusement parks. Also, our city has many youth sports where you can learn and grow!
Cypress is a great community for anyone is looking for quiet suburban lifestyle. Cypress is also a great place for families of any size. Many of the residents in Cypress are kind and friendly one another. The schools in Cypress are also amongst the best in the state and even the nation. Cypress Community College is the #1 community college in California and Oxford Academy, a local high school/middle school, is #2 in California. On the other hand, because Cypress is such a large suburban city, in a way it lacks the sense of community that other cities around it, such as Los Alamitos and others posses. Overall, Cypress is a great place to live and I highly recommend it