Paradise 65 Below average
Paradise Livability #559 ranked city in California#18,032 ranked city in the USARanks better than 38% of areas
A+ Paradise Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Paradise Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% lower than California
11111% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Paradise cost of living
A+ Paradise Crime Total crime is 70% lower than California
Total crime
83367% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12067% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%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
F Paradise User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Paradise
Overall user rating
35% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
27% 7 total reviews
User surveys rating
56% 6 total surveys
all Paradise poll results

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      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%.

      Paradise transportation information

      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home7.1%5.4%4.6%

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