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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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
Fairgrounds is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 59,120. Fairgrounds is in Santa Clara County. Living in Fairgrounds offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairgrounds there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairgrounds and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fairgrounds are above average.
About Fairgrounds...
Population
59,120

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$384,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,515
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Fairgrounds 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
$61,487
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Although this area has many flaws, many of the pros outweighs the cons. And what area doesn't have negatives! The general community is welcoming and very casual. The people here are so diverse that you'll definitely find people who are like-minded and enjoyable to spend time with. It isn't an understatement to say that there are a lot of food places around here. The number of milk tea boba places are limitless, which are great to-go-drink or -snack places, and nice casual hang out areas. The food here is generally very good and pretty diverse. We have an exceptional number of Vietnamese and Mexican food places to point out.
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The are I grew up in is not close to the worst areas in the world, but it is by no means great at all. Many would consider my area to be "ghetto," as I do myself. The neighborhoods are not safe and there have always been gang problems, drugs, homelessness, cleanliness, etc. Although the city I grew up in is very prosperous and popular, the county and city have failed to address to many problems in my area. The education levels are terribly low, and not too many youth coming out of my area move onto white-collar jobs.
I absolutely love the house that I live in! It is a spectacular place to call home. The farmhouse is very old, big, and comes complete with a garden that has orange and lemon trees, a garden, cats, and chickens. Best of all, we are the only street on the house. This makes evenings and weekends a very peaceful place to reside.