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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
San Leandro is a town in California with a population of 89,910. San Leandro is in Alameda County. Living in San Leandro offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Leandro there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in San Leandro and residents tend to be liberal.
About San Leandro...
Population
89,910

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$474,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,392
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    228.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    23
    40.7
  • Robbery
    319.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    503.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,592.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    969.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

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I grew up in a very close knit neighborhood. Everyone was very friendly and all the neighborhood kids were friends! If one neighbor was having a party, everyone was welcome to join in, no invitations needed. We are treated like extended family here. I love the "small town" feel of San Leandro. We are a very diverse town with lots to offer and in a prime location to other fun surrounding cities. Since we are one of the smaller towns over here, we have some improvements to make. We need to add more popular shops and restaurants. But, I feel like we are aware of this need for change, and are working on making things more inviting to visitors. We have a lot to offer while still maintaining our "small town" reputation.
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Downtown is a great place to be with lots of great diversity of food! Sweet Honey is a great dessert spot, Habit has the best salads, and all the banks are fairly close together regardless of which one you're affiliated with! I wouldn't wonder around at night, it's not that it's not safe, but it's just never safe to be out and about in the middle of the night! Parking is a little scarce though.
I grew up in a small neighborhood in San Leandro across from Bay Fair mall. While that area has had a bad reputation for many years, they have cleaned it up significantly. My neighborhood was extremely diverse and family friendly with many children to play with (yes for the most part the neighborhoods in San Leandro are safe for children to play outside). As an adult living here, I've come to appreciate how accessible everything is. We have Kaiser, plenty of shopping centers with all of the essentials, 2 bart stations, and we're right in between Oakland and Valley/Hayward area which is slightly more ideal for commuters.