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  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
    B-
Saratoga is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 31,013. Saratoga is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Saratoga offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Saratoga there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Saratoga and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Saratoga are highly rated.
About Saratoga...
Population
31,013

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,933,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,397
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Saratoga Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    312.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    409.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Saratoga

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$173,136
National
$55,322

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Saratoga Reviews

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I am a current resident, although I still live with my parents (high school senior!). But, I've lived in Saratoga nearly my whole life and I love the small town. I generally feel safe, although in the past few years there have been some robberies. The schools around here are fantastic and the houses are beautiful. There's not a ton to do for "nightlife," although there are plenty of places to grab food and/or shop. There's a lot of ethnic diversity, but not a lot of socio-economic diversity (which I guess makes sense, but I thought was worth adding). I can't really say for commute time or job opportunities, although many of my friends work part time jobs at local cafes and boutiques. Overall, it's a wonderful suburb and I'm glad to have been raised here!
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Suburban and mostly residential, Saratoga has a small downtown area and a community college, West Valley. Though there's not much to do in the official city limits, nearby Westgate Center––and the neighboring cities of San Jose, Cupertino, and Los Gatos––has grocery, movie, and shopping options.
Great small town for families and those retiring. Be wary of high living expenses. Fantastic public schools, inviting community, and lots to do in the surrounding areas (San Francisco, Santa Cruz, etc.)