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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    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
    B
Cambrian is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 87,438. Cambrian is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Cambrian offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cambrian there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cambrian and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cambrian are highly rated.
About Cambrian...
Population
87,438

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$874,373
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,900
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Cambrian 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
$122,484
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Cambrian Reviews

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I was born in San Jose. Have lived in Cambrian 95124 since a baby in 1958. . Growing up there was so nice, orchards , open land, lots of families and kids to play with . Great schools. But all that is changing once Santa Clara Co. became *Silicon Valley* Once people from other states, countries started to come in. We now live and raised 3 kids here. Our kids went to Branham HS, like my husband did.
We live in Cambrian and I still think it is one of the nicest areas of SJ. A lot of shopping, restaurants nearby. Library is close. Very walkable area. We have the fire dept right down the street Highway 85 is nearby. The cambrian K to 8th grade school system here is the best the HS district, is good also. Lots of dog parks.
The negative is the cost of living here, way too high, homes are too pricey. More crime is happening here.
As we are getting closer to retirement, we are going to sell the home and move to a small town.
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I do love this area! It's where I grew up and I have SO many amazing memories here. I will say that this area booming and becoming Silicon Valley does have some negative effects though. The traffic is getting terrible, crime is going up, and rents are so high that it is driving long-time residents out of the area! Tech people are moving here from all over the world and it is shoving out people who have called this place home for many years. I hope we can save our city! This little area is still great and I hope it stays that way!
Cambrian is a friendly city, with cool weather and suitable for various activities especially for studies. The inhabitants of this place are so innovative that they believe in networking with others. In this way, people become creative and share their valuable ideas with others.

However, this place has few varieties of food. As an African, I expected to find my favorite dish which i did not. Therefore, I expect Cambrian to do much better on food varieties next time.