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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lower Bal is a neighborhood in San Leandro, California with a population of 11,723. Lower Bal is in Alameda County. Living in Lower Bal offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lower Bal there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lower Bal and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lower Bal are above average.
About Lower Bal...
Population
11,723

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$419,420
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,441
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Lower Bal 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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,644
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Lots of local stores, retail stores, grocery, gym. I just wish there was more higher end natural whole food stores.
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There aren't many well paying jobs here. Lots of retail stores though.