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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Santa Clara is a city in California with a population of 127,721. Santa Clara is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Santa Clara offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Santa Clara there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Santa Clara and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Santa Clara are highly rated.

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About Santa Clara...
Population
127,721

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,034,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,396
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Santa Clara Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    80.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    55.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    276.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,059.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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