Azusa

99 reviews
  1. Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A
Suburb of
Los Angeles

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    255
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    25
    37
  • Robbery
    62
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    560
    575
  • Theft
    1,379
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    270
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,087
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

99 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    31
  • Average
    51
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    3
I just moved here a few months ago and it has been great. They have a new and up and coming downtown area with wonderful restaurants. I have a young child and we have traveled to all of the different parks and have been more than satisfied with their equipment and locations. They all have had numerous activities and lots of open grassy areas for us to enjoy. Azusa is very family oriented; the library, parks, and City Hall all provide activities and events that bring families together.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
The area I live in, is a large planned community for LA County. It has beautiful homes and landscaping, with private pools and clubs. This neighborhood is close to the new transit and shopping area. I do really enjoy living here, but it gets very hot in the summers since we are more dessert. It also rains at random times due to the mountains being right behind us. I live in this area because it close to my college and the freeway. The surrounding outside areas are not exactly the best but we are hidden away. I also like how this community has its own relaxation retreat. There is a Buddhist Temple where people can go for peace and tranquility. I would not stay here permanently once my schooling is finished. I will move on to an area that is less hot and closer to the water.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
The area where I live has changed a lot since I was young. The crime rate is the same but the crimes are not as bad as they use to be in the 90's. The coolest thing about my area is having access to drive up to the Los Angeles forest and Crystal lake. The canyon is small but the scenery makes up for it. In the summer, you can go swimming in the river or go hiking in the evening when it cools down. There's many trails that take you up to places a car can't take you to, for example, the bridge to nowhere. During the rainy season, if the temperature drops enough, you can wake up to see snow on the mountain tops. This year, we got The Metro running through, going all the way to the Union Station in Los Angeles. Its cheap, fast, and convenient if you don't own a car. If I had a choice to live anywhere in the country, I wouldn't pick the same area again. Although it has changed, the government here, still stereotypes all of its population. The police and city officials are very quick to judge you and sometimes discriminate over assumptions. The future I see for this area is a good wealthy one. There's new houses on the north side, with more to come.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago