56 reviews
  1. Town in California
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  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%

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Mountain View Reviews

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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.
As a former resident of Mountain View, I've see Mountain View go through drastic changes. Mountain View is safe and family friendly and somewhat of a Mecca for technology thanks to companies like Google, but has benefited upper class families and those in the technology sector. It has not been kind to families who are on the lower socioeconomic level, who have been forced to move due to the process of gentrification. As a result, Mountain View has been a God send to those who can afford to live there but a tragedy for families who had lived there for generations yet had to leave due to the rise of property value and takeovers of entire city blocks by greedy corporate companies with no regard for the poor people of color in the city.
I love the safety and family-friendly environment of Mountain View. However, the cost of living and competitive job market keeps it difficult to for many to stay in the area. It has a few dive bars, and most the nightclubs have a Latino influence; however, its neighboring cities have more varied nightlife.