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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
127,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,961
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

South Mountain Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,849
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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My experience at south mountain, Arizona is that it’s a great living area full of diversity peers. May have there ups and down about a safety environment but overall can honestly say that I feel very comfortable with no judgement.
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South Mountain Village has been neglected for many years in all aspects such as the ratings below. Yet I lived here all my life (23 yrs) which despite of the environment it is considered my home due to the many experiences I accumulated.
Overall the South Mountain Neighborhood is a nice place to live. That being said the only reason I gave it 3 stars is because the crime from its neighbor "laveen" keeps flooding into the community turning it upsidown. I live on 19th avenue and southern right now but I will be moving as soon as possible. Laveen is the new Southside smh