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      Living in Arcadia, CA

      Arcadia, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 57,755 inhabitants. With a population density of 5,286 people per square mile, Arcadia is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (30%) and Asian (59%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Arcadia. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 53% with kids under the age of 18, Arcadia could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Arcadia could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Arcadia and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      With a livability score of 78/100, Arcadia is ranked #1,851 in the United States and #56 in California. Compared to the US average, Arcadia ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Arcadia also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Arcadia has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-) and education (A+).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Arcadia 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, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Some of the more notable entertainment options include: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Santa Anita Race Park, and Angeles National Forest.

      Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. At 150 crimes per 100,000 residents, Arcadia has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Test scores provide a measure of a school's academic performance, the proficiency of its students and can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Arcadia have a test score average of 74%, which is well above the US average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Arcadia is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Arcadia come in at $920,700, which is 124.9% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Arcadia, the home price to income ratio is 11, which is 71.9% higher than the California average.

      Arcadia transportation information

      Statistic Arcadia California National
      Average one way commute32min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home10.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Arcadia, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).