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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Canyon Crest is a neighborhood in Riverside, California with a population of 25,640. Canyon Crest is in Riverside County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Canyon Crest offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Canyon Crest there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Canyon Crest and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Canyon Crest are above average.
About Canyon Crest...
Population
25,640

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$428,746
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,383
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,720
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I love Riverside it's just expensive to live in and to find a home one can actually afford in the middle-low-class segment is difficult for a safe area. There are areas around here that are beautiful (Victoria Ave) and make you love living here but other areas (Casa Blanca, Cridge St, etc) that make you feel unsafe if you're walking around and not protected inside a vehicle.
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It's really not a bad area but it's getting more crowded every year. It's ideally located, one hour from the mountains, beach and desert but traffic is horrible on the freeways so it usually takes longer than an hour. More homeless and petty crime seems to be on the increase. Very, very hot in the summer like the desert. Ready for a change to some cooler weather.
There are bike lines that are there and then disappear depending on what street you are on and go to, but the safety for bicyclists is higher around UCR because of the prevalence of them. There is some consistent public transportation in the form of the bus system (RTA). Parts are walkable; others not so much (hills, long distance between housing and other amenities.) I live in a walkable segment of the area. There are some places throughout Riverside that are high traffic and congestion during the predictable parts of the workday due to the geography and layout of the roads. There are only so many ways to get from one end to another.