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  1. Public Schools
    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+
North Valley is a neighborhood in San Jose, California with a population of 74,679. North Valley is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in North Valley offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In North Valley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in North Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Valley are highly rated.
About North Valley...
Population
74,679

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$633,739
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,882
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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North 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,741
National
$55,322
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Mornings are usually hectic with everyone rushing off to work. You see independent work trucks speed off and mothers hastily walking their children to school. It is not a neighborhood where people bid you "good morning" or "good evening". At times, it is best to stay silent since gangs heavily influence some of the streets in my neighborhood. Neighbors do not pull out of their modern car garages, instead they take ten minutes to pull out of a cramped street, full of cars that no longer fit inside the homes' parking lot. At night, when the streets are silent, you can hear police sirens and dog parks at a near distance. I drive by my former elementary school where buildings are new and kids seem to be having a lovely time during recess. On occasion, I grab a trash bag and gloves to clean my side streets that are plagued with fast food left-overs and random trash. One can potentially find laughter at Emma Prusch park that is a couple of blocks from my school. There, a farm awaits children and adults. As well as a local vegetable garden where markets are held each Saturday. Right in front of my home lies a large golf-course, encased inside a long black fence with a smooth green layer of grass that hugs it. I peer through now and then, as if prohibited from land. I would choose to live here over and over again because it reminds me of my home country, Mexico. It is certainly not a safe area but my family and I keep to ourselves and out of danger. I would like to see a community in my area, a large community that aides one another, like a family.
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For one, every week, a stolen car shows up somewhere in my neighborhood. Doesn't get towed or taken until a month later. Shootings happen often, as well as police closing down streets because of bad incidents/accidents. There is no "SLOW" signs in the area, for speeding driver. There is no speed bumps as well. I once called the police department regarding a potential shooting, no one ever showed up. My brother's bike are regularly stolen from our own backyard. Trash excels our streets as well as unkept sidewalks.
It's fine for me and my family. It's pretty much a quiet neighborhood. My house is a two bedroom and one bathroom. Its okay not the best, where I used to live before. There is a lot of insects, like cockroaches and bugs. However there some good things about my neighborhood, is that live in front of a hospital which I find convenient because if theres an emergency or not to bad incident, I could just cross the street and get helped. However me and my family do our best to make this house clean and perfect for us.