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      Living in Livermore, CA

      Livermore is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 86,493 people. With a population density of 3,209 people per square mile, Livermore is well above the nation's average density level. At 79%, the majority of the Livermore population is White; this is followed by 10% Asian and 1% Black. Livermore has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 80% of the population is classified as married and 56% have kids.

      Living in Livermore can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Livermore and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Livermore to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 85/100, Livermore is ranked #327 in the United States and #6 in California. Compared to the United States average, Livermore ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Livermore also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that Livermore ranks very well for crime (B+), education (A-) and housing (A-).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Livermore has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the more notable entertainment options include: Thomas Coyne Winery, Fenestra Winery, and Fenestra Winery.

      Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. At 180 crimes per 100,000 residents, Livermore has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Livermore can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Livermore is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Livermore come in at $595,500, which is 45.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Livermore, the home price to income ratio is 5.7, which is 10.9% lower than the California average.

      Livermore transportation information

      Statistic Livermore California National
      Average one way commute32min30min27min
      Workers who drive to work73.8%72.1%74.9%
      Workers who carpool8.9%10.0%8.9%
      Workers who take public transit3.9%4.6%4.6%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.8%0.5%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.5%2.6%
      Working from home10.1%8.4%7.3%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Livermore, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).