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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
    C+
Ladera Ranch is a suburb of Irvine with a population of 28,769. 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
28,769

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$803,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Ladera Ranch

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$152,923
National
$55,322
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Ladera Ranch Reviews

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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.
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Ladera Ranch has many positives but also has a few negatives. What I love about Ladera Ranch is how friendly many people in the community are. I think it is so awesome how I take my dog for a walk and meet a friendly stranger along the way. However, one of Ladera's downfalls is the lack of businesses in the community. The rent in Ladera is so high for many businesses, they are unable to keep their doors open. There are too many vacant buildings in Ladera Ranch. Overall, I do enjoy living in Ladera and would recommend the community as the people truly make my living experience great.
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”.