Aliso Viejo

Population: 50,219Median home value: $539,000 82 Ranks better than 96% of areas

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A+ Aliso Viejo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Aliso Viejo Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than California
Aliso Viejo
15858% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Aliso Viejo cost of living
A+ Aliso Viejo Crime Total crime is 71% lower than California
Total crime
84369% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11969% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Aliso Viejo crime
B Aliso Viejo Employment Household income is 62% higher than California
Median household income
$103,26187% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,02654% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Aliso Viejo employment
C- Aliso Viejo Housing Home value is 32% higher than California
Median home value
$539,000192% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,933104% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Aliso Viejo real estate or Aliso Viejo rentals
A- Aliso Viejo Schools HS graduation rate is 20% higher than California
High school grad. rates
96%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%24% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:146% higher than the US average
Aliso Viejo K-12 schools or Aliso Viejo colleges

Living in Aliso Viejo, CA

Aliso Viejo, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 50,219 inhabitants. With a population density of 7,258 people per square mile, Aliso Viejo is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Aliso Viejo residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Aliso Viejo has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 43% have kids.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Aliso Viejo, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Aliso Viejo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, housing and more.

The livability score in Aliso Viejo is 82/100 and the city is ranked in the 96th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Aliso Viejo could be a great choice! Aliso Viejo also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Aliso Viejo has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (A+), education (A-) and employment (B). Regrettably for Aliso Viejo, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Aliso Viejo on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 85 crimes per 100,000 residents, Aliso Viejo has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Aliso Viejo. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Aliso Viejo are affordable. Median real estate prices in Aliso Viejo come in at $539,000, which is 31.7% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Aliso Viejo, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Aliso Viejo area were 5.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.2%.

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Compare Aliso Viejo, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Aliso Viejo, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Great Park, Irvine864.5185
Turtle Rock, Irvine816.510,223
Oak Creek, Irvine817.111,939
Woodbridge, Irvine80825,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northwood Point, Irvine809.84,857
University Park, Irvine807.58,436
West Park, Irvine808.923,037
Walnut Village, Irvine799.69,197

Best Cities Near Aliso Viejo, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Pasadena, CA8344.125,936
Newport Beach, CA8311.886,813
Laguna Woods, CA832.316,347
Irvine, CA827.3246,992
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rolling Hills, CA8237.71,760
Aliso Viejo, CA82050,219
Ladera Ranch, CA825.427,121
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA828.349,038

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Aliso Viejo is great for those seeking a quiet life

I have lived in Aliso Viejo for six months and have found it to be a quiet and relaxing town. I relocated from a nearby city after selling my house. Aliso Viejo is nestled in South Orange County, California between other similarly sized towns. It has easy access to biking and walking trails, plenty of baseball diamonds and is a short drive to the beach. I have found the access to outdoor activities to be one of the best features and biggest attractions. There are plenty of shaded parks for children, which is beneficial if you have little ones like I do.

The nightlife in Aliso Viejo is almost non-existent, save a few bars. I had an issue with this before having children as I lived here several years ago, but not so much this second time around as my needs have changed. The sense of community is a big draw. The entire city seems to have a family-friendly vibe. Another major plus is the dog friendliness that comes with living in Orange County. If you are looking for nightlight, be prepared to drive. The city does offer easy access to the 73 toll.

Along with living close to a park, walking and biking trails I have found that I walk to the area stores because of the convenience and ease of access. A negative aspect is that there aren't very many mom-and-pop style restaurants. The food options are chain restaurants, with few exceptions. I miss some of the ‘hole-in-the-wall' style restaurants that I moved away from, but I am getting used to the options located near my new place. I enjoy going to Bruegger's Bagels for their freshly made treats. While it is a chain, the food tends to be quite tasty, especially breakfast.
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Source: The Aliso Viejo, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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