Alta Sierra

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Alta Sierra Rankings

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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
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,792
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%

    Reviews

    3 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      0
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I have not had many concerns since living here, if I ever was slightly concerned it was easy to find someone to help.
    • Niche User
    • 5 months ago
    I love living in Grass Valley. The people here make it very enjoyable. Everyone is so kind and neighborly. Living in a small populated town is great and I prefer it over the crowded lifestyle of the cities.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 25 2015
    Grass Valley is an amazing place to live. It has kind people and a good atmosphere that I feel safe in and would raise a family in.
    • Niche User
    • 5 months ago