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Mountain View
  • Town in California

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Mountain View is a town in California with a population of 80,104. Mountain View is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mountain View offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mountain View there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mountain View and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mountain View are highly rated.

About

About Mountain View...
Population
80,104

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,560,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,490
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Mountain View Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    99.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    62.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    503.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,870
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    225.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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