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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,688
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    White Rock Reviews

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    I came here 20 years ago, thinking we'd be here about 3 years, but it's been a great place to raise a family, and now we've moved our retired parents and other family members into the community! The altitude can be tough for those coming from sea level, but other than that it's a fantastic place. Concerts every Friday night (free) at local parks, parades, art events, a craft brewing cooperative, great neighbors, trails, skiing, it's a super area and it's welcoming and visually appealing. It helps that it has a great climate and good schools, too.
    Considering our Justice center is in the middle of town and we are practically a government funded town, the crime is very minute and the police are very quick to respond to any sort of suspicious behavior and in keeping everyone safe.
    I have lived in Los Alamos my whole life and have also traveled to other areas in the U.S. and I can honestly say Los Alamos is one of the best places that anyone can live in. The crime is low and it is a very safe and trustworthy town. The atmosphere is driven by the busy people who work at the Laboratory and there are a lot of intelligent people here who are working on various technologies to better the future.