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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Los Altos Hills is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 8,490. Los Altos Hills is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Altos Hills offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Altos Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Los Altos Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Los Altos Hills are highly rated.
About Los Altos Hills...
Population
8,490

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,307
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Los Altos Hills 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    335
    500.1
  • Theft
    196.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Los Altos Hills

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$248,218
National
$55,322
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Los Altos Hills Reviews

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Definitely a very expensive area, which results in decent schools, great safety, but a lack of diversity. It's very expensive for someone who hasn't graduated college to survive and live in the area, even though there's a community college that serves a great deal of the Bay Area located in Los Altos Hills. The residents are friendly if you're one of them, but not otherwise.
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A lot of animals around, quiet neighborhood. Very nice place to bike or hike or just walk and jog around. Great neighborhood overall
I love the open space, the wildlife, the feel of close to major freeways, jobs and activities yet feels far away from the noise of big city life.