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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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
Shearwater is a neighborhood in Redwood City, California with a population of 2,536. Shearwater is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Shearwater offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shearwater there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Shearwater and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Shearwater are highly rated.
About Shearwater...
Population
2,536

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,363,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$194,571
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%
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