Antioch

169 reviews
  1. Suburb of San Francisco, CA
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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
San Francisco

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Antioch Rankings

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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
    431
    264
  • Murder
    8
    5
  • Rape
    50
    37
  • Robbery
    296
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,217
    575
  • Theft
    1,709
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    945
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,770
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

169 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    90
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    11
I have been a resident in Antioch since I was in High School and I honestly feel like a change is needed for many reasons. One reason is the schools are very bad and the teachers do not care enough about the students. The commute and traffic is bad due to all the residence now living in the area, and due to construction on the freeway. Another, reason why Antioch is not good and needs improvement, is the amount of jobs they have for people. Antioch needs more employment opportunities. That will better the commute and eliminate a lot of the crimes around the neighborhoods.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Fortunately, crime seems to miss my neighborhood. However, many of the surrounding blocks tend to be targets for crime. In recent years, emergency response services have improved greatly. The police, fire dept., paramedics arrive in a timely manner in the event of an accident and take great care to ensure further safety and clear out the scene efficiently. Recently, Antioch's traffic unit has been revived and will crack down on many of the traffic violations that occur throughout the area.

As far the local representatives, I haven't seen enough change to really find them integral to the community. The community itself often times has to take circumstances into their own hands, while the city counsel and mayor make little to no changes. Crime is the biggest concern in the area, and while the police force has greatly improved, there have been no measures made to reduce or deter a lot of the crime. I would really prefer a mayor that is more active in his community, willing to show himself publicly at any event (good or bad), and not just at good events.
  • Niche User
  • June 7 2015
Unfortunately, many of the businesses local to my area have closed for various reasons. Deer Valley Plaza, a small plaza with many stores used to be bustling with businesses. However, due to so many closures, the plaza is a shell of its former self. Schooner's, a longtime restaurant in the plaza, recently had to close because of its struggles to establish a brand for itself. CVS closed because its location could not compete with a larger location not too far away. AMC, formerly Regal Cinemas, no longer has lines of people waiting to see movies, but maybe a few sparse people wanting to see a movie regardless of their viewing experience. The owner of the plaza has not really taken any action to improve the plaza, by means of keeping things clean and seeking better businesses to occupy the empty lots. The plaza has potential, but the fact that it sits so vacant and empty is proof that its businesses are lackluster and are really only purposeful for convenience, not really quality or leisure.
  • Niche User
  • June 7 2015