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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$882,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,778
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Mountain View Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    152
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    38
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    405
    525
  • Theft
    1,934
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,488
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Mountain View is a diverse town, with a fun downtown full of great restaurants, lots of parks, and quiet cozy neighborhoods. It also is home to Google, and many other tech firms, making a large segment of the population fast-paced, young, highly educated and well paid. This makes it challenging for families, college students, and non-tech workers (like teachers, service workers, etc) to be able to afford a place to rent or buy. Mountain View used to be a little sleepier, but with the hardware tech boom in the 80's and the software/social media boom in the 2000's, it has become busy, with lots of traffic on the roads, new tall apartment buildings going up everywhere, and an ever increasing culture of productivity. So for those who like a buzzing, high tech, entrepreneurial place with some suburban charm and a diverse population, welcome home.
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Mountain View embraces its cultural diversity with technology to provide its residents with a quality lifestyle. Mountain View balances development and business with a living and working aspect and incorporates parks and spaces into the middle of an urban setting. Big companies such as Google contribute significantly to the lifestyle by attracting a large number of employees to the city, congesting the local highways, yet the company gives back to the community by starting a free electric shuttle service in the city.
Mountian View also has many services, such as a beautiful Senior Center, a vibrant Teen Center, and a helpful Day Worker Center for job-seeking immigrants.
Mountain view is a small city in the Bay
Area in California. The weather is great with lots of sunny summer days and mild winters. There are lots of great parks and trails for recreation. Google headquarters are located here! Houses and apartments are very expensive, but there are lots of jobs to help out. People are friendly and come from all over the world to live and work here. I would recommend this city.