Population: 84,866Median home value: $518,800 73 Ranks better than 75% of areas
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A+ Alhambra Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Alhambra Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than California
14949% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Alhambra cost of living
B+ Alhambra Crime Total crime is 19% lower than California
Total crime
2,38613% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4213% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Alhambra crime
C- Alhambra Employment Household income is 17% lower than California
Median household income
$53,1384% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,91313% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%21% lower than the US average
Alhambra employment
C- Alhambra Housing Home value is 27% higher than California
Median home value
$518,800181% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23530% higher than the US average
Home ownership
40%36% lower than the US average
Alhambra real estate or Alhambra rentals
C- Alhambra Schools HS graduation rate is equal to California
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
51%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:151% higher than the US average
Alhambra K-12 schools or Alhambra colleges

Living in Alhambra, CA

Alhambra is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 84,866 residents. With a population density of 11,121 people per square mile, Alhambra is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Alhambra identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Alhambra is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Alhambra, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

The livability score in Alhambra is 73 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 75th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Alhambra ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, Alhambra does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Alhambra has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Alhambra real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Alhambra. The median home price for Alhambra homes is $518,800, which is 26.8% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Alhambra, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.8, which is 53.1% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Alhambra are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Alhambra homes comes in at 7.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.4%.

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Compare Alhambra, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Alhambra, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakmont, Glendale8310719
Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale828.57,722
Emerald Isle, Glendale827.8742
Brockmont, Glendale819.3596
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rossmoyne, Glendale818.38,294
Sparr Heights, Glendale809.91,810
El Miradero, Glendale7910.83,627
Crescenta Highlands, Glendale7912.310,550

Best Cities Near Alhambra, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA859.520,477
Marina del Rey, CA8519.79,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8521.219,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8420.135,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA84313,324
Hidden Hills, CA8430.51,573
South Pasadena, CA832.125,936
Newport Beach, CA8334.286,813

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Alhambra - Centrally Located To All The Los Angeles Hot Spots

Each year I spend Christmas and parts of my summer in Alhambra. Alhambra borders the City of Pasadena off of Interstate 10 and is within 20 minutes of downtown Los Angeles. My mother lives in Alhambra and whenever I visit her I love eating out in the many Chinese restaurants that are available there. This year I stayed at the Days Inn off of North 1st street which was very reasonable and had a friendly staff. The hotel was close to shopping and dining and about 2 miles north of Interstate 10.

I also love the city of Alhambra because it is centrally located to all my favorite sporting events. The Rose Bowl, The Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, and the Staple Center are all within a 30 minute drive. I am a big Dodger Fan and always take in a game with my mother. The night life is limited in Alhambra so I prefer traveling to Pasadena. Pasadena has fine some restaurants and great night clubs within a 20 minute drive from the city of Alhambra.

When I visit my mother I come on business. Alhambra is located centrally to all the major business centers of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. This includes Orange County. Orange County business centers are about an hour by freeway depending on what time you leave and how far you have to travel. The only drawback of doing business in the Los Angeles area is dealing with the intense traffic of Los Angeles. Having lived in Los Angeles for the majority of my life you get use to waking up early to avoid the traffic.

Alhambra is not known for many activities within its borders but it redeems itself by providing a quiet place to stay while you visit the neighboring cities. Alhambra has the advantage of being close to Downtown Los Angeles where all the business centers are located. The convention center, USC, the fashion district, and the jewelry district are all located within 20 minutes of Alhambra. The Los Angeles International Airport lies within a 45 minute drive.
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