Alhambra

110 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
Los Angeles

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$484,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Alhambra Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    22
    37
  • Robbery
    98
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    372
    1
  • Theft
    1,416
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    264
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,195
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

110 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    30
  • Average
    61
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    2
The place is what you would typically expect from place for a plethora of Chinese immigrants who moved here around the 80s or 90s. Some dilapidated plazas that not many people go to, Chinese supermarkets filled to the brim, a few 7/11s or Starbucks here and there, etc. However, you can see that there have been rapid changes in an attempt to rectify that in recent years. For the lack of a better word, a lot of "hipster" places have popped up so there's more for children and teenagers to do.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
Overall I am satisfied with the community. The only thing i am not proud of is the fact that there are too many condos being built. The prices for these condos are way to high. This raises the cost of living for everyone else. Instead of investing in Soccer Fields like "GOALS" , in South Gate, we are forgetting about our youth and investing in condos. The town is becoming "money hungry" in my perspective, and are forgetting about the families.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
Alhambra is a nice place to live in. There are many restaurants and stores around. The city has a big park and the streets are clean. Alhambra looks beautiful because every street has a tree in front of each house. In addition, it has a low crime rate. Alhambra's parking restrictions could be improved. You are not able to park on the streets overnight unless you have a permit, and it is easy to get a parking ticket.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago