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A+ East Palo Alto Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F East Palo Alto Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than California
East Palo Alto
15959% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
East Palo Alto cost of living
C East Palo Alto Crime Total crime is 33% lower than California
Total crime
1,97428% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5128% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-29%Year over year crime is down
East Palo Alto crime
D- East Palo Alto Employment Household income is 14% lower than California
Median household income
$55,170equal to the US average
Income per capita
$20,33632% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%27% higher than the US average
East Palo Alto employment
D+ East Palo Alto Housing Home value is 26% higher than California
Median home value
$515,900179% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,51059% higher than the US average
Home ownership
34%47% lower than the US average
East Palo Alto real estate or East Palo Alto rentals
F East Palo Alto Schools HS graduation rate is 21% lower than California
High school grad. rates
63%24% lower than the US average
School test scores
19%62% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
East Palo Alto K-12 schools

Living in East Palo Alto, CA

East Palo Alto is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 29,353 residents. East Palo Alto has a population density of 11,644 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of East Palo Alto identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 59% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all East Palo Alto residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in East Palo Alto, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in East Palo Alto and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare East Palo Alto to California and the national average.

With a livability score of 58 out of 100, East Palo Alto is ranked #25,241 in the United States and #1,122 in California. Compared to the United States average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. East Palo Alto ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that East Palo Alto scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy East Palo Alto 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.

East Palo Alto 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 East Palo Alto. The median home price for East Palo Alto homes is $515,900, which is 26% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in East Palo Alto, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.4, which is 46.9% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in East Palo Alto were 25.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 22%.

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Compare East Palo Alto, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around East Palo Alto, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto832.43,564
Midtown, Palo Alto832.310,437
Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto833.92,410
Mission Valley, Fremont8212.17,452
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Weibel, Fremont8211.44,568
Fair Meadow, Palo Alto822.82,403
Crescent Park, Palo Alto811.43,831
Kimber-Gomes, Fremont8112.25,583

Best Cities Near East Palo Alto, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Los Altos, CA867.130,238
Lafayette, CA8529.325,381
Mill Valley, CA8537.814,318
Hillsborough, CA8413.911,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Los Gatos, CA841930,491
Cupertino, CA8411.360,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8431.96,190
Los Altos Hills, CA8478,376

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East Palo Alto, CA Offers Variety

Living in East Palo Alto is great because it has a lot to offer including scenic views and activities for everyone. My kids love visiting the local zoo and museum. We are animal lovers so we try to visit the zoo as much as possible. We even have annual passes. I also love the computer history museum. It's fun to compare the old technology to what we have now.

We are also known for the renowned Stanford University. We spend a lot of time here on the weekends because my niece is a student there. The campus is beautiful especially if you want to just enjoy a walk and take in the scenic views.

We have tons of restaurants. Some of my favorites are Three Brothers Tacos on University Ave because the tacos are fresh and authentic. I also love Emmanuel's Pizza. They are known for their big slices. You can probably find a variety of restaurants near Stanford that will suit your taste.
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