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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$649,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,421
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Pasadena Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    114
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    601
    500
  • Theft
    1,578
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    226
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,029
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Pasadena Reviews

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Pasadena is the perfect city for singles, couples and families alike. Situated in the Suburbs of Los Angeles County, this city has the perfect weather and atmosphere. Beautiful houses and amazing apartments and condos. There are many areas full of great restaurants and shopping while having access to major freeways. With such beautiful landscapes and buildings it is perfect for walking and hanging out around the city safely. A great city to live!
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My experience in Pasadena have been great! There is a lot of historical buildings and a sense of community here in Pasadena California. There are a variety of restaurants and including a variety of department stores that make living here in Pasadena accessible for community living. In addition, the choices for the outdoors is amazing for hiking, biking, and appreciating the mountains and rock streams make this an adventuress place to live.
Pasadena is a beautiful city with "stop and stare" monuments all around. I feel safe in the city. One thing I would like to see change is less homeless people around the area. They often tend to harass and yell at others. Not very affordable to live in but you can make it work with roommates, just keep looking!