A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$691,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,940
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

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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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$134,435
National
$53,889
Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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There's quite the variety! At Crown Valley (the part of Ladera bordering Mission Viejo) there's a starbucks surrounded by a bunch of restaurants: Togo's, Bruegers (bagel place), Taco Mesa, Diho Siam (Viet/Chinese place), a pizza place and a bar that has a drink of the week~ it also has a irish pub feel without actually being irish.

Around Antonio Parkway (bordering RSM) you have mainly the staple restaurants like Panda Express, Burger King and the like, so when you're not worrying over getting fat or money to last the rest of the month the food's really good and there's a lot of options for eats.

I would recommend Diho Siam's Tom Yum (Thai Hot & Sour Soup)~ its got quite the kick, with an amazing spicy aftertaste plus you can order with either seafood or chicken options, or if you're not feeling that you can get their BBQ Pork (super good because the meat is soft, sauce is thin but there's a whole lot of savoury goodness to go around, not to mention it has bok choy for an added crunch factor. pretty much a win for the kids)
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There are many different sizes of houses and town homes, along with different apartment complexes. Each place's gardens are well kept. When there is a vacancy, it is usually filled fairly quickly. There are no abandoned properties that I know of. The community is even expanding the church along with having created new places such as the water park and skateboard rink for the residents. Any place within Ladera is a great one to chose. Each place is also different within the cost because it depends on what people are looking for. It is affordable for many different types of families .
A lot of the local businesses here are small, but they're the type that you grow with and form relationships with, but there's also your share of huge businesses like Albertsons, Staples, CVS and the like. Restaurants are pretty expensive since the area has mostly upper-middle class living in here. There's a caveat though, since the cost of living in Ladera Ranch is somewhat high, there's a business that declares bankrupt every few years. You can pretty much get what you need, (except a full scale hospital or an electronics store ~which for both I'd go to mission viejo though for somewhere close, but that's okay) and even if you don't, give it a couple months and there'll be a store that'll spring up because the community diversity is always increasing; my family used to go all the way to Rancho Santa Marguerita or even Cerritos for asian stuff, but slowly but surely, eccentric products are becoming more available.