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A+ Paradise Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Paradise Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% lower than California
1099% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Paradise cost of living
B Paradise Crime Total crime is 51% lower than California
Total crime
1,43948% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7048% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-33%Year over year crime is down
Paradise crime
D+ Paradise Employment Household income is 25% lower than California
Median household income
$47,53314% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,91410% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Paradise employment
D Paradise Housing Home value is 51% lower than California
Median home value
$200,9009% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9763% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Paradise real estate or Paradise rentals
F Paradise Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than California
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
34%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:122% higher than the US average
Paradise K-12 schools

Living in Paradise, CA

Paradise, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 26,396 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Paradise is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and American Indian and Alaskan. With an average age of 50 years, Paradise residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For senior and retirees, this city could be a solid option. Paradise has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 75% of the population is classified as married and 71% have kids.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Paradise could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Paradise and in the areas around Paradise is a much easier task.

Paradise, CA receives 72/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #302 in California and #8,376 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Paradise has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-) and weather (B+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Paradise. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (D-), education (F) and housing (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Paradise 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.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Paradise is real estate affordability. The median home price for Paradise homes is $200,900, which is 50.9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Paradise, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 34.4% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Paradise area were 6.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.1%.

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Paradise is Rebuilding

It will take a while before the population of Paradise nears the pre-fire population, however there has been a lot of progress in the last 11 months. We have 200 businesses open on the ridge, including a grocery store, drug stores, a hardware store, restaurants, and clothing stores. The Chamber of Commerce is open and holding events, like Johnny Appleseed Days just last weekend. The library is open. Theater on the Ridge is staging plays and the Paradise Symphony is performing here in Paradise. There are between 3,000, and 4,000 people living here, with thousands more in daytime population here to help us clean up and rebuild. There are nearly 500 building permits applications that have been received. It will take time, but we are encouraged by the progress.
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Someone PLEASE do the research, and you will find out that THE ENTIRE TOWN OF PARADISE is now GONE- BURNED DOWN as of November 8, 2018.
There are NO HOMES, NO SHOPPING, NO UTILITIES, NO PEOPLE, NOTHING LEFT except ashes, debris, and toxic remnants of structures and vehicles.
It will take at LEAST 5-10 years to rebuild the Town of Paradise, and the water in the resevouirs, the soils, and the landscape will all still be TOXIC and BURNED. It LITERALLY looks worse than Hiroshima did after it was nuked.

  • 4 -3
Bye Bye Paradise.

No more Paradise. The guy worried about all the meth and mairijuana labs need not worry about it any longer. They are all gone. Adios.
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Life on Reefer Ridge

I have had a home here for many years and once loved this town. I have now come to hate it. While it is now illegal to grow pot in the town of Paradise (I call it reefer ridge) there has not been a time in the last 3 years I have been able to step out either my back door or my front door without being blown over by the stink of pot. I cannot use my yard, I let my garden die years ago as it is too sickening to work in it. I am harassed by the pot growing neighbors. I have not been able to tolerate sitting on my back porch for years. I feel as if I live under house arrest as I have to stay indoors because of the constant stink. The town will not enforce the code. The police do not deal with marijuana grows. I was actually told by a high up town leader that I was not entitled to useful enjoyment of my property and was told "so what" when I explained how my property is worth nothing because of the trash filled pot grow next door. Ironically, I have to disclose the problem when I try and sell, yet it is illegal to grow pot. This town needs to make up its mind, make pot growing legal so we hard working tax payers can sell our homes as prime pot growing properties and leave this drug town. Otherwise enforce the pot growing ban.
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Quickly becoming an impoverished drug town

The crime stats are a total joke. In the last 10 years, Paradise has become an impoverished town full of meth houses, marijuana grow houses, and honey oil labs. There are not 45 police officers unless you are counting staff and the 80 yr and up volunteers. We have 3 full time police officers. The town council turns a blind eye to the fact that Paradise is becoming a major area for marijuana cultivation. It is hard to find a neighborhood without meth houses and/or several grow houses. This is not a problem to the police and town leadership, they do nothing about it and they do not report it as a crime, thus the nice crime stats. It is a major problem if you are a resident here however. Illegal marijuana growers have infiltrated neighborhoods, they typically have an arsenal of firearms and vicious dogs. They are attracting crime and making are neighborhoods dangerous places to live. When I think drug cartel, I no longer think of just Mexico.

Regarding outdoor recreation, be careful where you hike here. It used to be safe, I used to hike all over and 4 wheel on dirt roads throughout the hills. I have run into marijuana grows several times in many different places. I no longer hike or 4-wheel here unless it is in a very public place. Paradise is no longer what it's name implies, in fact it is quite the opposite.
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Source: The Paradise, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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