B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Visalia 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    216
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    91
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    761
    500
  • Theft
    1,952
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    486
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,099
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

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Although people often joke that there are more cows than people it is still home. Located in central California it allows for more opportunities to travel. It may be small, but the people are fun and family-oriented. You will see a lot of dairies and emphasis on agriculture in town; however, it is a great place to raise a family. It is definitely a smaller town, but it is so close to Sequoia National Park and it is only about a 3-hour drive to Disneyland. Actually, it's about a 3-hour drive to Disneyland, San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco! This town is growing and will continue to develop, but its roots lie in farming and family-oriented values. Do not be shy and come visit! Have some coffee at Tazzaria or even check out the amazing tacos at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant!
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I moved here after transitioning out of the Army. I took the position having never seen Visalia before. I love the people in my neighborhood and my kids have started to grow roots here. The area that I live in is nice and family friendly. The Central Valley has agriculture at the center of the economy and Visalia fits right in. There are more orchards, grape vines, and cattle farms than you can shake a stick at. If you are looking for small town living with all of the ammenities, Visalia is your place!
Visalia is a city with great social people and diverse all around. I was raised in this city and met new people as I got older. This is a very comfortable city for many people. The safety is not much of a concern around majority of Visalia. This is a decent sized town with a variety of Job opportunities. The social life and entertainment is great. We have Adventure Park , Two movie theaters, Roller Town, and a lot of restaurants and stores downtown. Our schools are amazing and sports is a big thing here! We are a proud city and always look to advance and make this town a better place! There is no place like home.