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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    C+
Porter Ranch is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 25,500. Porter Ranch is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Porter Ranch offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Porter Ranch there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Porter Ranch and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Porter Ranch are above average.
About Porter Ranch...
Population
25,500

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$712,106
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,969
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    612.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    572.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$130,183
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Moved to Porter Ranch 17 years ago and love it! My kids attended Castlebay and PRCS and both schools are excellent and different from other LAUSD schools... its higher achieving with a wider cultural diversity. I love the hiking trails nearby. There are gated and non-gated communities. It does get windy at times but its NOT windy all the time and its seasonal. I love that the 118 freeway is right here & can take me to the 405, 5, 210, 23, and 101 freeways pretty quickly as theres not much traffic on 118 as other LA freeways. Theres a few good private schools nearby like Sierra Canyon and Chaminade. Overall I love living here and I feel away from the crowds and craziness of busy Los Angeles! It is getting more and more busy and crowded in LA overall and Rinaldi Street (main street in PR) gets backed up during traffic hour but thats part of living in LA.
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Super exclusive, very expensive homes but they are new and beautiful. The area is new and gorgeous. There is nothing in the valley as private, new and clean. There is a new luxury shopping center being built and it’s just a exclusive part of the valley that accommodates wealthy people who want new incredible homes that are ultra modern and very private gated areas. It’s one of the preferred places to live in the valley. The air is clean, there are hills to walk. It’s the nices place to live ever! So happy here. Left Calabasas to live here because it’s new and more private. The homes are nicer, and new!
I love Porter Ranch! I moved here when I was 9 years old and have lived here ever since. I love that it is not packed like other cities and is very calm with no crime or gang violence. It is very clean, the people are nice and even though it is a suburb it is really fun and there's always something to do. There's a lot of cool spots, views, and good places to eat. The houses are very nice and is like a little community. Even if I was to get rich I would never move out of here, it is very family oriented and I feel comfortable. This is my city.