Mountain View

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$807,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,688
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    142
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    18
    37
  • Robbery
    37
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334
    575
  • Theft
    1,571
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    137
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,028
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

54 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    25
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Mountain view is a small city in the Bay
Area in California. The weather is great with lots of sunny summer days and mild winters. There are lots of great parks and trails for recreation. Google headquarters are located here! Houses and apartments are very expensive, but there are lots of jobs to help out. People are friendly and come from all over the world to live and work here. I would recommend this city.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 days ago
I love the safety and family-friendly environment of Mountain View. However, the cost of living and competitive job market keeps it difficult to for many to stay in the area. It has a few dive bars, and most the nightclubs have a Latino influence; however, its neighboring cities have more varied nightlife.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I have liked growing up in Mountain View because it is very close to San Francisco without being right in San Francisco. The area we live is so safe that we often forget to lock our doors.
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago