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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
$734,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,917
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Santa Clara Rankings

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    45
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    282
    500
  • Theft
    1,591
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    322
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,533
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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The city of Santa Clara has provided our family with many opportunities within the community. The schools within the Santa Clara Unified School District, especially Laurelwood Elementary School, have given our family lifetime friendships and allowed us to become active members within our community. We have been involved in running many events at the local schools such as California History Day, Ice Cream Social, The Nutcracker play and the school's Walk-a-thon fundraiser. To keep our local community together, in 2007 our family started holding an annual Backyard BBQ Talent Show for the local friends and residents. With my rewarding 12 plus years of volunteering in the local schools and hosting local events, I have finally found my true calling, to become an elementary school teacher!
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Santa Clara is an excellent city! Safety, cleanliness, community, and friendliness are just some of the words to describe this amazing city! Santa Clara is within the heart of the Silicon Valley, located in the heart of all tech companies, and an easy travel destination with three major international airports within 30 minutes.
The best thing about Santa Clara is the price point. I used to live in Sunnyvale and the rent rates and real estate prices have sky rocketed there. Santa Clara is one of the most affordable cities in the Bay Area. There are lots of great restaurants here as well; all different types of foods. The library here is amazing! Many companies are located here so there is an abundance of work. The traffic can be a bit brutal in the mornings and the evenings but where in the Bay Area doesn't have traffic? There are many great parks and the San Tomas Aquino Trail.