Ben Lomond 68 Good
Ben Lomond Livability #274 ranked city in California#8,316 ranked city in the USARanks better than 71% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Ben Lomond

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

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What's it like Living in Ben Lomond?

Ben Lomond is a smaller city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 7,378 people. According to the most recent Census, 91% of Ben Lomond residents are White, 1% Asian and 1% American Indian and Alaskan. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Ben Lomond entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 35 minutes.

Living in Ben Lomond can be a good experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, commute, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Ben Lomond and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Ben Lomond to California and the national average.

Using data and statistics Ben Lomond has received a livability score of 69/100. This score is ranked in the 74th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Ben Lomond has higher than average scores for the following: crime (B) and employment (A+). Unfortunately for Ben Lomond, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F) and cost of living (F).

Ben Lomond 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 Ben Lomond. The median home price for Ben Lomond homes is $779,600, which is 90.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Ben Lomond, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.9, which is 23.4% higher than the California average.

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      Ben Lomond transportation information

      Statistic Ben Lomond California National
      Average one way commute35min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home10.4%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Ben Lomond, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).