Fair Oaks

Population: 31,804Median home value: $385,800 68 Ranks better than 53% of areas
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A+ Fair Oaks Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Fair Oaks Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
Fair Oaks
13131% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fair Oaks cost of living
D+ Fair Oaks Crime Total crime is 7% lower than California
Total crime
2,750equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 37equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Fair Oaks crime
C Fair Oaks Employment Household income is 16% higher than California
Median household income
$73,71833% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,79140% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%37% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks employment
C- Fair Oaks Housing Home value is 6% lower than California
Median home value
$385,800109% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13419% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks real estate or Fair Oaks rentals
F Fair Oaks Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks K-12 schools or Fair Oaks colleges

Living in Fair Oaks, CA

Located in the state of California, Fair Oaks is a moderately-sized city with a population of 31,804 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (87% White). Given that fact, Fair Oaks could be considered less diverse than other cities. Fair Oaks is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 66% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Fair Oaks can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Fair Oaks and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Fair Oaks to California and the national average.

The livability score in Fair Oaks is 68/100 and the city is ranked in the 53rd percentile of all cities across America. Based on the scores for each individual category, Fair Oaks has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). The bad news for Fair Oaks, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and education (F).

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

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 Fair Oaks is actually affordable. The median home price for Fair Oaks homes is $385,800, which is 5.7% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fair Oaks, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fair Oaks area were 4.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Fair Oaks, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Fair Oaks, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Scc, Sacramento8014.8349
Campus Commons, Sacramento8010.52,526
Point West, Sacramento7810.61,360
River Park, Sacramento7811.23,282
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
New Era Park, Sacramento7712.82,075
East Sacramento, Sacramento761219,319
Johnson Business Park, Sacramento7611.7166
Sierra Oaks, Sacramento7510.21,929

Best Cities Near Fair Oaks, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Martell, CA8131.3312
Folsom, CA805.974,960
Rocklin, CA7910.960,509
Acampo, CA7933466
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Gold River, CA781.67,652
Loomis, CA7711.46,690
University of California-Davis, CA7628.66,957
Roseville, CA768.9128,276

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Making the Most of Your Time in Fair Oaks, CA

Fair Oaks provides the opportunities for you to spend more time with the ones you love, enjoying nature and getting to know more about the history of the city.

If you want to spend the day on the water, American River Raft Rentals allows you to be on the river with a trained instructor who will guide you safely while you take in the beauty of nature in Fair Oaks.

As far as shopping goes, you can take some time to browse through the shops at French in the Village. There are both trendy and vintage items for you to choose from, as well as dining options that give you a taste of the city's rich culture.

Attractions like Jensen Botanical Garden are also part of what makes Fair Oaks such a great place to live. The plants are colorful and beautiful, and the garden provides a tranquil environment for taking a peaceful walk and collecting your thoughts.
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Source: The Fair Oaks, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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