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A+ Monterey Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Monterey Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than California
Monterey Park
15151% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Monterey Park cost of living
B Monterey Park Crime Total crime is 4% lower than California
Total crime
2,8182% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 362% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
20%Year over year crime is up
Monterey Park crime
D+ Monterey Park Employment Household income is 15% lower than California
Median household income
$54,0082% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,41911% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Monterey Park employment
D- Monterey Park Housing Home value is 30% higher than California
Median home value
$532,700188% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24431% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Monterey Park real estate or Monterey Park rentals
D+ Monterey Park Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than California
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
49%equal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Monterey Park K-12 schools or Monterey Park colleges

Living in Monterey Park, CA

Located in the state of California, Monterey Park is a moderately-sized city with a population of 61,001 people. In Monterey Park, there are 7,954 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Monterey Park identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 19% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Monterey Park, California. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Monterey Park and in the areas around Monterey Park is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 69 out of 100, Monterey Park is ranked #11,553 in the United States and #407 in California. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Monterey Park has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and weather (A+). On a less positive note, Monterey Park does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

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

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Monterey Park has a violent crime rate of 183 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Assuming that Monterey Park meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Monterey Park. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Monterey Park are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Monterey Park come in at $532,700, which is 30.1% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Monterey Park, the home price to income ratio is 9.9, which is 54.7% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Monterey Park are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Monterey Park homes comes in at 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.5%.

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Compare Monterey Park, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Monterey Park, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakmont, Glendale8312.2719
Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale8210.77,722
Emerald Isle, Glendale8210742
Brockmont, Glendale8111.2596
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rossmoyne, Glendale8110.28,294
Sparr Heights, Glendale8012.11,810
El Miradero, Glendale7912.63,627
Crescenta Highlands, Glendale7914.510,550

Best Cities Near Monterey Park, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8511.920,477
Marina del Rey, CA8519.19,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8519.719,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8418.735,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA845.313,324
Hidden Hills, CA8431.21,573
South Pasadena, CA834.425,936
Newport Beach, CA8331.986,813

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I've visited Monterey Park on several occasions while doing business in Los Angeles. The city is located near East L.A. and while there is not a ton of things to do in this city, its close to a good amount of California hot spots, and the location is central enough where transportation to these areas is quite easy.

If you're looking for pizza there is no question, you need to visit Bollini's pizza while you're there. They have the good handmade tasting huge slices of pizza that you won't soon forget. The hotel accommodations in Monterey Park are slim, I stayed in a Best Western there which was clean but simple. However, as far as California pricing goes, the hotels in this area are very cheap, and can save you a good amount of cash. As far as attractions, there aren't many, but Pasadena is nearby, about 20 minutes away, and they have some decent attractions, including a children's museum which is a must-see if you have kids. The nearest beaches are about 45 minutes away, so if you're looking to make a day trip, it really isn't too far, but with California traffic it could take you much longer.
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Source: The Monterey Park, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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