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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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-
Walnut is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 30,062. Walnut is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Walnut offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Walnut there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Walnut and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Walnut are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$703,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    715.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    751.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Walnut

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,329
National
$55,322

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Walnut Reviews

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The houses are very expensive, but the community of people who live there is very close-knit and friendly. Their public school system provides a very good education, but as a result, there is a poisonous competitive nature among the students in each school. Restaurants and grocery stores are very easy to reach, and there is also shopping available. It has access to the Metro bus system for the commute. Overall, a very good town!
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Walnut's really nice. I've lived here my entire life and it's also been peaceful. Not to mention that we have great fast food options that are so close to the surrounding area, such as Chipotle, In-n-Out, Chick-Fil-A, and more! Everyone you meet is pretty friendly and the school district here is amazing. The city is pretty clean and everybody loves Snow Creek Park whether if it's to go on a nice walk or take aesthetic photos with your friends and family. Definitely recommend!
Hello.

I chose to live in Walnut because it is considerably more closer to the college that I am studying at, Mt. San Antonio College. I specifically decided to live here because the transportation that I need to take in order to get to school is much more convenient than some of the other places that I have thought about. There is not really a lot going on at night; it feels like a ghost town. However, there are a couple of retailers nearby and the price of living is not too insane. There is a middle school and a high school directly across from each other, which is pretty cool. Diversity seems to be present, as I have seen different kinds of people throughout my time here.

Sincerely,

Ryan