134 reviews
  1. City in California
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472
    525
  • Theft
    2,103
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    322
    263

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%

Santa Clara Reviews

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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!
Living in this area has been a great experience for me and my family. We moved here a few years ago so we could be closer to my dad's work and our home church. The people here are very nice but somewhat reserved and keep to themselves. The general atmosphere of my neighborhood is safe, well kept, and friendly. The surrounding area has a good mix of suburban neighborhoods, natural parks, and downtown areas. The best part about living where I live is that the beach, the mountains, and San Fransisco are all close by!
It's a beautiful area catered to young families with access to a library, playground, pool, big field, elementary/middle school and lots of dining options. It's always nice to take a stroll around the neighborhood because of all the lovely trees and the wonderful feel of the place. I love being able to walk to the store if I ever missed something- it's all very convenient. In addition, it's a very safe place and situated well between different highways where the drives to SF or Santa Cruz are never too bad. Oh, and if you're a football fan (or concert lover), the Levi's stadium is just a 20-minute walk (maybe shorter) depending where you live.