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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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+
Stanford is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 15,277. Stanford is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Stanford offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Stanford there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Stanford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Stanford are highly rated.
About Stanford...
Population
15,277

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,591,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,592
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    60%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    2%
  • 65+ years
    4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    58%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    2%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    1%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Stanford

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,357
National
$55,322
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Stanford Reviews

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Everything is top-class here. From primary school to university. In Palo Alto - where I live - the education offered is top-notch. Palo Alto high school and Stanford are both among the best in the US. The Safety is excellent. The only common crime is bike theft. There are many diverse ethnicities residing here, most of which have received graduate education. The level of education here is very good. The housing prices are very high unfortunately. You need to have a really high income to rent/buy an apartment here. People with ordinary jobs cannot survive here. You need to be a top-notch professional or an entrepreneur to have an easy life here, otherwise Palo Alto is not a good choice for you. Also the nightlife is not very good here; most places close early at night.
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The Stanford is very close to Stanford University and a lot of huge company in the heart of silicon valley. The dynamics is very active and full of creation. On the other hand the competition is tense. Big dream come true is everybody's dream but also a lot of people fail to fulfill their goal. The living cost in this area is among the top of all USA areas.
Great campus, very affluent area so the cost of living is extremely high, however. Transportation is a bit of a pain, so allow for additional time to get anywhere due to traffic. Bike transport is prevalent and very much in the way of everyone else.