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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Sun Valley is a neighborhood in San Rafael, California with a population of 4,129. Sun Valley is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sun Valley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun Valley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Sun Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sun Valley are above average.
About Sun Valley...
Population
4,129

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$916,716
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,394
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,307
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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