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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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-
San Bruno is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 43,114. San Bruno is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Bruno offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In San Bruno there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Bruno and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Bruno are highly rated.
About San Bruno...
Population
43,114

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$839,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,194
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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San Bruno Rankings

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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
    200.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    267.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,189.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in San Bruno

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,101
National
$55,322
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San Bruno is a tight community that likes to be involved and help others. It is a safe and quiet area. It has many types of transportation available with cal train and Bart being quite close. In Downtown there are many diverse places to eat with amazing food. Here you can also find produce markets, bakeries,ice-cream shops and fun places. Local businesses also support their local schools in various ways. Nearby there are also multiple parks to have some fun! The weather here is also very nice. It is not to hot nor to cold, it has a balanced mix of the two.
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San Bruno is a half and half neighborhood. On one side, you have really nice houses, very suburban feeling; and the other half is full of apartment complexes, some nicer than others. It's still safe enough to walk around in the dark (with a flashlight of course), but some parts of the neighborhood are more run-down than others. The roads are not kept up really well, and there are some 2 way streets that are way too narrow, but it is a decently quiet neighborhood to live in. Great weather, near a lot of shopping (local or corporate), and lots of street parking.
San Bruno is a very close community, which makes everyone feel included. The community supports many school events, which include school concerts and sports. It is filled with many friendly people that are willing to help you out when needed. Their are many local businesses and shops that have amazing food, and a variety of things. The local shops have freshly made ice cream, clothes, produce and many more things. The weather is one of my favorite things from San Bruno since it is never too hot or too cold it is just right.