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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Moreno Valley is a suburb of Riverside with a population of 203,691. Moreno Valley is in Riverside County. Living in Moreno Valley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Moreno Valley there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Moreno Valley and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Moreno Valley...
Population
203,691

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,342
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Moreno Valley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    211.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    140.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    526.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,842.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    576.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Moreno Valley

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,827
National
$55,322
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Overall, Moreno Valley is a good city. There are a lot of places to shop, eat, and have fun. The Moreno Valley Mall is one of the many attractions in the city. The mall offers a gym, escape room, arcade, movie theater, public library, food court and several well known stores for shopping. In addition to having public attractions and stores, the city of Moreno Valley has an amazing school district. The Moreno Valley Unified School District was recently named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year. The school not only had an increased number of students taking AP, but they had an increased number of students passing with a three or higher which is truly exceptional of a school!
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Moreno Valley is all in all, an okay community. In my opinion, the community here isn't that exceptional from others. Meaning, we don't have much to offer here in Moreno Valley. The area has little to no things to do for entertainment. Most kids here will either walk to target for their definition of fun. Lately, the safety here hasn't been entirely great. For example, we've had multiple incidents of stolen cars and gang related incidences. Overall, Moreno Valley is okay in a sense, there just needs to be improvement in our safety and entertainment to keep the community involved.
Well, to start off, Moreno Valley is alright. I have made a lot of good friends throughout the years. However, I do think that Landmark Middle School, I did not have such a great experience because there was always a lot of fights and I didn't have a lot of friends. I especially loved elementary school, but that is only because I used to have a small group of friends that I always hanged out with and talked to about things. I also like Valley View High school. I still currently go there. I really do wish though, that they had more Korean BBQ restaurants and I also hope they have more stores and markets around my neighborhood. My family and I usually go out to Riverside because they have more restaurants and better malls that have more outfits and clothes. Overall, I think that Moreno Valley could definitely improve, moreso on the malls and school systems.