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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
University South is a neighborhood in Palo Alto, California with a population of 8,691. University South is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in University South offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University South there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in University South and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University South are highly rated.
About University South...
Population
8,691

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,677,058
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,690
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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University South Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$112,763
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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University South Reviews

2 reviews
Palo Alto is a healthy and beautiful city to reside in. The heart of Stanford University, there are ample resources to be creative and change the world by way of entrepreneurship, technology, research and being in the presence of like minded individuals. I have never seen skies this blue or grass so green. Palo Alto offers safe clean neighborhoods with a very diverse population. I would definitely live here again if the cost of living were more affordable.
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There is very little concern for safety in Palo Alto. The police are vigilant and respond quickly. It is a safe environment to walk around after sunset.