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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Alum Rock is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 63,187. Alum Rock is in Santa Clara County. Living in Alum Rock offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Alum Rock there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alum Rock and residents tend to be liberal.
About Alum Rock...
Population
63,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$550,209
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,783
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Alum Rock Rankings

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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
$82,136
National
$55,322
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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The cost of living is definitely affordable and as it is a busy street with access to many highways, the commute time is great. There is a hospital nearby and plazas with many diverse food and shopping options on McKee and Jackson. However, the area I live in are mostly condominiums, apartments, or town-homes which lack parking. Parking is mostly on the street, and combined with the types of establishments in the area (gas stations, auto-repairs, hospitals), it doesn't feel safe enough to walk around the neighborhood. I've gotten my car broken into twice, my car towed once, and almost daily I encounter homeless individuals or hear them yelling outside my window near the bus station. The area definitely has its pros and cons.
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As when all towns grow into cities and into metropolises, there's the inevitable fact that crime will rise as people take their opportunity of anonymity and the crowd to steal, assault, deal, and etc. San Jose was once in the top 5 cities for lowest crime rate, and though it may be lower in the ranks, it is not a major concern. A vast majority of offenders for the violent crimes that may occur in this city are sadly people who suffer from addiction or mental illnesses that rapidly degrade their mental health and ability to act socially and nonviolently. This is simply an effect from America's poor mental health care system as a whole.
San Jose is a city I will always come back to. It's where all my friends are, and the community is vivid and vast. The Bay Area is a hotspot for clubs and concerts, and the food scene is incredible and fresh. So many things are within an hour or 2 hour drive with a price tag that isn't too outrageous. The sights are majorly beautiful, and hiking trails are a constant in this area.