Mira Monte 63 Average
Mira Monte Livability #448 ranked city in California#13,998 ranked city in the USARanks better than 52% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Mira Monte

  • Commute

    High scores in the commute category could indicate that this area offers short commute times to work and readily available public transportation options.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

  • Ratings

    Polls and surveys done by AreaVibes among area residents did not yield positive feedback when it came to the walkability of amenities, safety, nearby parks and the overall sense of community.

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What's it like Living in Mira Monte?

Located in the state of California, Mira Monte is a smaller city with a population of 6,833 people. According to the most recent Census, 85% of Mira Monte residents are White, 1% Asian and 1% American Indian and Alaskan. Based on an average age of 52, Mira Monte appears to be well-suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. An important consideration when living in Mira Monte is the longer-than-average commute times. If you seek a short work commute, this area may not be the best choice for you. The one-way commute time here typically takes 30 minutes, far surpassing the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mira Monte could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Mira Monte, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, health & safety and more.

With a livability score of 63/100, Mira Monte is ranked #12,903 in the United States and #474 in California. There are nine total categories that generate the livability score. Mira Monte scores well for crime (B), education (B-) and employment (A+) Mira Monte does not rank well for the following: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Mira Monte 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 Mira Monte. Median real estate prices in Mira Monte come in at $628,500, which is 53.6% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mira Monte, the home price to income ratio is 7.9, which is 23.4% higher than the California average.

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      Mira Monte transportation information

      Statistic Mira Monte California National
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work64.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.9%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home20.9%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Mira Monte, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).