Boulder Creek

36 reviews
  1. Town in California
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$417,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,604
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

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
$79,392
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%

    Reviews

    36 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      13
    • Average
      22
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Quiet little town excellent place to raise in children. Located in the big basin forest, fresh air, and beautiful surroundings. Local shopping close to Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. Affordable housing, decent schools, and a lot of community involvement.
    • Current Resident
    • 22 days ago
    Living up in the Redwoods is fantastic! It is a beautiful area. People in the area are not unfriendly, they just tend to keep to themselves. A lot of the people who live here now are commuters. When the kids were young, school and scouting brought the families together.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 14 2014
    I love my town because there are next to no big chain stores. Most of our shops here are locally owned with friendly workers and good products. Our main grocery store carries a variety of organic as well as inorganic products, our local mechanics is of excellent quality, and our restaurants are historical landmarks.
    • Niche User
    • May 12 2015