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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      467
      273
    • Murder
      9
      6
    • Rape
      21
      41
    • Robbery
      240
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      758
      525
    • Theft
      2,014
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      597
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $50,739
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      11%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      21%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      17%
      13%

    Sacramento Reviews

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    Sacramento is definitely growing! The city formerly known as the city of tree is now named farm to fork capital of the nation. There's an abundant of restaurants that are worth trying and great micro breweries all around. It's definitely affordable to live in Sacramento, with midtown being the prime spot, especially with the addition of the new sports Arena that recently opened. Sacramento is in an ideal location and within driving distance to great places- Lakes (Folsom Lake), Mountains (Tahoe), and Beaches ( Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc).
    Review Sacramento
    Sacramento is a great town for anyone in their twenties or early thirties. The downtown scene is great for all crowds with their diverse bar scene. I love the food, drink, and entertainment Sacramento has to offer. The small suburbs in the outskirts of Sacramento such as Natomas, Citrus Heights, and The Pocket provide housing for all at an affordable rate. One thing I would change about Sacramento is the way that crime rate is displayed. Zillow and Trulia seem to be misinformed on what neighborhoods are good and what are bad. Stay off of Watt Avenue! There are many spots along Watt that are not safe to walk around at night.
    Sacramento is a great place to live and visit. It is home to state of California's legislative offices and state capital building and museum. It is the capital city of California, known for its historic "Old Town Sacramento" area in downtown.

    Sacramento is an ethnic diverse city. In my neighborhood, I live amongst a variety of culturally ethnic people who are respectful and engaging as neighbors.

    The planned neighborhoods in North Natomas are beautifully landscaped with numerous parks for residents to choose from, including dog parks. There are plenty of ongoing activities to participate in on weekends. For instance, this weekend, Sacramento hosts the AMGEN Women's Race. It's newest attraction is the Golden1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.

    The public school system offers different schools to choose from. Charter schools are on the rise as choices for education.

    It's a great place to rear your children. It's a wonderful family city!!!!