Apple Valley

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    195
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    25
    37
  • Robbery
    74
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    803
    575
  • Theft
    1,214
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,337
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

138 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    3
The houses on my end of the city are not attractive whatsoever. Most of them are run down and not kept up. My mom pays way too much for rent as do others around my house. It is outrageous that people price these houses, that are quite frankly ugly, so high. Although I do not want to make you assume all of Apple Valley is this way. There are two major streets here, there is Bear Valley Road, and Highway 18. Both of these roads run east to west. I live extremely close to Bear Valley Road, on the more Eastern side. I do not live in a "ghetto" it is not quite that awful! Apple Valley does have a "ghetto" near Highway 18, which is called "felony flats". Coincidentally the nicest houses in Apple Valley are just on the other side of Highway 18 near a golf course.
  • Niche User
  • Dec 18 2015
Honestly, the area in which I have resided has always scared me. I do not always feel safe when I am home alone. Although, with this said, I strongly believe that your attitude shapes the exprience. I live with my brother, and my mom, and I love them both so dearly! If I could choose to go back in time, and never live here I truly do not know if I would change anything. It has shaped me into the person I am today. I am sure that there are a million places that are so much better than Apple Valley, and i plan to find somewhere better when I move out, go to school, and start my life. One thing is for sure, I would not change a thing from the past.
  • Niche User
  • Dec 18 2015
Apple valley seems like a pretty good area. The town had lots of shopping centers. There are also many parks lots of schools several movie theaters and one mall. Apple valley seems to be the middle of lots to do. The town is not too far from the mountains about three hours from Vegas and within three hours of Disneyland. Knots berry farm, Hollywood, the beach, and so much more. Apple valley is about ten minutes away from Victorville which has a nice community college. Apple valley and the immediate surrounding areas also has three hospitals and several urgent cares and Drs. Offices.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago