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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Almaden Valley is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 55,103. Almaden Valley is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Almaden Valley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Almaden Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Almaden Valley and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Almaden Valley are highly rated.
About Almaden Valley...
Population
55,103

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,116,341
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,425
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Almaden Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$161,671
National
$55,322
Families with Children
40%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Almaden Valley Reviews

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Almaden Valley is generally a safe place to live in. It has three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The administrations of the schools are not helpful at all. The schools are all very close to each other and the housing is very near as well. Thus, the housing may be kind of expensive. The people living here are very neutral; you will meet both rude and nice people. The area is very suburban, there are not many shopping plazas. On average, it will be a five to ten-minute drive to the nearest grocery store. There are also not a lot of restaurants nearby. It is a ten-minute drive to most of the restaurants. The neighborhood is decent.
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Having lived here for the last 20 years of my I life I can honestly say that there isn't much that is exciting about this place. Housing is ridiculously expensive, there is perpetual traffic in both directions, our neighborhoods are targets for thievery, ya know...your stereotypical suburbia and overall not any different from any other upper middle class town. If you want to go somewhere that's has more to do than just shopping at a mall, you are better off going to one of our neighboring cities.
Almaden Valley is quiet, safe, and well-kept. There are plenty of parks, trails, and hiking areas available for leisure around the area as well as malls and shopping centers. It is not the most exciting place on its own, but it is a 45 minute drive from Santa Cruz, 1-1.5 hours away from San Francisco, and surrounded by nice restaurants. The school district is highly competitive, but houses are often more expensive for that reason.