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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Montecito Happy Valley is a neighborhood in San Rafael, California with a population of 3,896. Montecito Happy Valley is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Montecito Happy Valley offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montecito Happy Valley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Montecito Happy Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Montecito Happy Valley are above average.
About Montecito Happy Valley...
Population
3,896

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,021,015
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Montecito Happy Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$90,619
National
$55,322
Families with Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Quiet area, can take nice walks, great bay water views just up the hill! Close walk to Whole Foods and Trader joes
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I live here and I enjoy it. New fire station built and new San Rafael high track and field stadium (open for community use!) We have great neighbors here in Happy Valley
The housing next my university are too restrictive so the school cannot function.