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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
About Ladera Ranch...
Population
27,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$759,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,076
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Ladera Ranch 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$142,283
National
$55,322
Children
34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Fantastic place to raise a family. Literally the best environment for a young child. Community water park, a huge assortment of clean well maintained safe parks throughout the community, several amazing clubhouses with pools, family bike trails, mountain bike trails, walking trails, many kids still playing together outside, family events running year round, concerts/movies in the park and friendly neighbors. Very safe expect for the usual petty crime “stuff”. There are all your standard local convieniences Grocery, Starbucks, cvs and your average chain store selection. The downside is not much in the way of variety for quality dining or interesting shops just your typical suburban “stuff”.
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Ladera Ranch is a serene suburb populated in large part by young families. It's built for this demographic-if you have younger kids, there are playgrounds, skate parks, or waterparks every few blocks. There's also a preschool, an elementary school, and a middle school (with San Juan Hills High School and Saddleback College shortly up the road). If you aren't married and middle class with young children, you may feel a bit out of place but will still benefit from the safety and scenery.
Ladera Ranch is and will always be my hometown. I was born and raised her and have made unforgettable memories in this city. Although it is small, the family aspect is so tight. Everyone cares for each other and has fun together. The activities such as the concerts in the parks during summer really bring us together as a city.