Charter Oak 62 Average
Charter Oak Livability #488 ranked city in California#15,115 ranked city in the USARanks better than 48% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Charter Oak

  • 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.

  • Schools

    High test scores, elevated graduation rates as well as the conveniently located elementary and high schools in this area have all contributed to the high score in the schools category.

  • 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.

  • Crime

    This area is reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people and could signify that it is a dangerous place to live. Crime rates include both violent and property crimes.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Charter Oak?

Charter Oak is a small-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 9,963 people. Charter Oak has a population density of 10,739 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Charter Oak identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 29% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. 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 Charter Oak entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 35 minutes.

Living in Charter Oak can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. 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. Finding the best places to live in Charter Oak and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, commute, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Charter Oak has a livability score of 64 out of 100 and is ranked #443 in California and #12,107 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Charter Oak has higher than average grades for the following: education (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Charter Oak. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F), crime (D) and cost of living (F).

Assuming that Charter Oak meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Charter Oak. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Charter Oak are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Charter Oak come in at $453,000, which is 10.7% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Charter Oak, the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average.

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      Charter Oak transportation information

      Statistic Charter Oak California National
      Average one way commute35min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Charter Oak, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).