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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$528,041
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,797
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,570
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I've lived in the Santa Teresa neighborhood for 14 years, and every year I meet new, exciting, genuine people who are an excellent support system and great neighbors. People are involved, and there is a good balance of new residents and original homeowners. The are is gentrifying because of its location on the edge of Silicon Valley, but there are still tight-knit communities of real old-timers, who remember when the area was mostly fruit orchards. There are tons of things to do, from the hikng trails to nearby shopping malls and movie theaters.
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It's a good place for families because there are good schools, close shopping options, county and city parks, and low crime. The drawbacks are extremely high cost of housing, high cost of living, and commuting anywhere north or west of here is a pain. The public transportation has two sides. The lightrail train work well for getting downtown, connecting to Caltrain/Am track and getting to Santa Clara to Levis stadium. The bus system, however, is not convenient. The lines are limited and do not run that frequently. There is little to no nightlife in the area. Oakridge mall has brought a lot of people to the area since it got remodeled and provides a variety of chain mall stores. Other close shopping centers include: the almaden costco shopping center and the new cottle shopping center. There are some small local businesses, but fewer than there used to be.
Santa Teresa is a super busy street! But the neighborhood is pretty friendly and there hasn’t been any problems except for frequent car accidents from traffic.