Population: 26,918Median home value: $1,074,600 82 Ranks better than 96% of areas
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A+ Belmont Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Belmont Cost of Living Cost of living is 65% higher than California
228128% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Belmont cost of living
A Belmont Crime Total crime is 48% lower than California
Total crime
1,52544% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6644% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Belmont crime
A Belmont Employment Household income is 88% higher than California
Median household income
$120,169117% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$61,617107% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Belmont employment
C- Belmont Housing Home value is 163% higher than California
Median home value
$1,074,600482% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,78488% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%5% lower than the US average
Belmont real estate or Belmont rentals
A+ Belmont Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than California
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Belmont K-12 schools or Belmont colleges

Living in Belmont, CA

Belmont, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 26,918 residents. In Belmont, there are 5,809 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. 86% of the people in Belmont (over the age of 15) are married and 52% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Belmont, California. The best areas in Belmont and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Belmont, CA receives 82/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #32 in California and #928 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Belmont could be a great choice! Belmont also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the grades for each individual category, Belmont has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (A). On a less positive note, Belmont does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Belmont, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Belmont gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 143 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Belmont have a test score average of 72%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Belmont is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Belmont come in at $1,074,600, which is 162.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Belmont, the home price to income ratio is 8.9, which is 39.1% higher 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 Belmont area were 10.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.5%.

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Compare Belmont, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Belmont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto839.93,564
Midtown, Palo Alto8310.810,437
Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto8311.82,410
Fair Meadow, Palo Alto8211.52,403
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Crescent Park, Palo Alto8193,831
Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto8110.13,530
Professorville, Palo Alto809.3811
Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto8012.2953

Best Cities Near Belmont, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8937.1228
Los Altos, CA8614.830,238
Lafayette, CA8527.725,381
Mill Valley, CA8530.414,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA844.611,312
Los Gatos, CA8427.130,491
Cupertino, CA8419.260,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8431.36,190

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Belmont, CA is a modern city

I live in Belmont, CA and I really enjoy this progressive city. Home to Oracle, many residents of Belmont work there. Belmont has great parks and one of the few surviving buildings of from the Panama-Pacific exposition from the beginning of the 20th century.

Belmont has been in front in the move to end smoking. It has one of the strickest smoking bans in the nation. It is home to Notre Dame de Nemous University, which is a private school that was the first in California to award degrees to women.

Many of Belmont's population are single adults, and the city has festivals and arts shows the year round. Located in San Mateo County, Belmont is also near the home of Electronic Arts in Redwood City. Many of the city's residents work in the tech industry.

Situated beneath a mountain, Belmont has lots of hiking trails and campsites. Children like to spend the summer attending various camps in the area. Shopping is amply available at the Standford Shopping Center, and a variety of clubs and restaurants provide a great night life.
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