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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Ladera Ranch is a suburb of Irvine with a population of 30,288. Ladera Ranch is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Ladera Ranch offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ladera Ranch there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Ladera Ranch and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ladera Ranch are highly rated.
About Ladera Ranch...
Population
30,288

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$818,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,304
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Ladera Ranch 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
    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
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Ladera Ranch

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$162,321
National
$55,322
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I see people on the review sections that are misinformed. The political beliefs in Ladera Ranch lean more to the left than the right. I have lived in Conservative areas across the USA and Ladera is full of RINOs (Republican In Name Only) so don't believe what the people below have written saying people are too conservative here. They're not. If anything, they're too liberal here. Schools are alright, but need some work done. There isn't enough businesses here in Ladera and the food establishments are very limited. I do like how planned everything is, but I do not like the drivers here. They are very clueless on the road, and many of the moms here text while driving. And the kids here are too entitled like their parents. I also believe there are many snitches in this city, with many people calling police over for minor things a neighbor might do. So nosiness is something apparent here for sure.
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I loved Ladera Ranch when I moved here. Very safe suburb, with excellent schools all around. The streets are wide and clean as well. The downside are the Ladera moms unfortunately. They get into everyone’s business, behave erratically on the streets with no knowledge of basic driving etiquette. A lot of the children in this city are little disrespectful brats, with no sense of respect for one’s property. The parents do not do anything about it because they treat their children like they are some sort of friend and get angry when someone tells them to watch their kid. There are also an increasing amount of folks from other cities who are doing strings of robberies here. The food establishments here are awful, besides for a select few. I prefer Mission Viejo more, but Ladera is much more quiet.
Ladera Ranch is a great place for families! Accordingly, the statement made by "Niche" that most of the families in Ladera Ranch tend to be liberal is totally false. I've lived in the area for 20 years and I'm very politically active, so I've seen the voter registration lists. It's more like 75% conservative and 25% liberal.