A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  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
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,833
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    554
    525
  • Theft
    476
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$229,097
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Hillsborough Reviews

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I love the fact that Hillsborough is such a friendly place to live. All of the people are connected through a social media site called Nextdoor, and they people who post on the site are very active when it comes to warning their neighbors about stormy weather or recent break-ins.
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Even though I come from a small town south of San Francisco, there is a great community of people where everyone is interested in helping each other.
Small town feel but close enough to SF and San Jose that you're never far away from something. No businesses or nightlife so you have to travel into neighboring cities if you would like to do anything.