A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
$673,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,774
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Santa Clara Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472
    1
  • Theft
    2,103
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    322
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,914
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Santa Clara Reviews

139 reviews
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Not a very large city, close to everything, love the family businesses that used to thrive in the city. Ever since housing costs increased, too many new apartment buildings have been built and caused an influx of people and traffic. Several family businesses have closed down due to the increasing costs. Expansion of roads would be great. Hopefully construction slows down all over the city. The city is getting so crowded. Despite this, the city will always have a place in my heart!
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The area surrounding Santa Clara University is full of university students, which is awesome for them and noisy for residents with families. I enjoy the relative closeness to both beaches and mountains, and the sunny days that comprise most of the year!
Santa Clara is a decent place to live. The cost of living is ridiculous, which is mainly why I gave Santa Clara 3 start instead of 4. They use their own power company, which I like, even though I'm not sure if it would be less expensive if they used PG&E like everyone else. They have an annual "Free Disposal" campaign, so you can get rid of all the junk you have accumulated over the past year. Everything is very close and convenient. Just a lot of people packed into the entire Bay Area. And traffic is getting intolerable as well.