Livability Score

56
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Erik's DeliCafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) F
Food and Drink (4) F
Prunedale Market & Deli
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Safeway
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Oak Park Market
Grocery Store
Elkhorn Superette
Grocery Store
Parks (11) C-
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Manzanita County Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Little Acorn Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Rogge Commons Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Rogge Commons Park 2
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Santa Rita Park Playground Structure
Playground
Santa Rita Park Kids Structure
Playground
Santa Rita Park
Park
Shops (1) F
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
ampm
Convenience Store
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
DSW
Shoes
Carter's
Clothing
OshKosh B'gosh
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Kohl's
Department Store
Hue's Hair & Nail
Beauty
Macy's
Department Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Prunedale.
Public Transit Stops (32)
Stops & Stations
F
Meridian Spur / Prunedale Park & Ride
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Highway 156
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Highway 156
Bus Stop
Vierra Canyon / Prunetree Ctr
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Countryside Court
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Prunedale Auto Ctr
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Hardie Place
Bus Stop
Prunedale North / Hardie Place
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Prunedale North
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Prunedale Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Langley Canyon
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Castroville Blvd
Bus Stop
Harrison / Sala Rd
Bus Stop
Harrison / Sala Rd
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Believers Church
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Northwood
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Northwood
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Ponderosa Lane
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Ponderosa Lane
Bus Stop
N Main / Russell Road
Bus Stop
N Main / Russell Road
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Echo Valley
Bus Stop
Cortez / Comunidad
Bus Stop
San Miguel Canyon Rd / Country Store
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.1%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Prunedale is 164/100 - which is 17% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Prunedale crime rates are 2,936 per 100k, which is 3% higher than California
Property Crime
2,420 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
516 crimes per 100k
F
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employment A+

The median income in Prunedale is $94,179 - which is 48% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$94,179
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.9%
C-
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health D-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (2)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Prunedale Fire Station
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Salinas Fire Department Station 6
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B+

Prunedale home prices are $590,600 - which is 44% higher than California
Home Price
$590,600
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
33%
A+
Home Affordability
6.3x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Prunedale graduation rate is 73% - which is 8% lower than California
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
73%
D-
Elementary Schools (0) F
North Monterey County Center For Independent Study
Prunedale Elementary
Prunedale Christian Academy
Elkhorn Elementary
Santa Rita Pre-K
Gavilan View Middle
Echo Valley Elementary
La Joya Elementary
Bolsa Knolls Middle
Lagunita Elementary
Santa Rita Elementary
High Schools (0) A+
North Monterey County Center For Independent Study
Central Bay High (Continuation)
Prunedale Christian Academy
North Monterey County High
Rancho San Juan High
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ratings C+

Prunedale has an overall rating of 68% from 6 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
F
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Prunedale Area Facts

  • Prunedale has a Livability Score of 56/100, which is considered below average
  • Prunedale crime rates are 3% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Prunedale is 17% higher than the California average
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Semi rural community 4 rating By Anonymous ( Oct 19, 2022) Prunedale is semi rural in that there is lots of land but also nearby shopping. Iv lived here for 15 years now and love it. The weather is perfect. Yes, it’s definitely gone downhill in recent years. Everything in california has gone downhill thanks to newsome. There is literal ...Read More ly nothing for kids to do other than a few sports at manzanita. However starting Dec 2022 we will have our first playground that is open to the public at manzanita! Only other park costs money to go. Salinas is a 10 minute drive away and there are lots of issues there. Lots of crime. But Prunedale is a wonderful little community that looks out for each other. I have fantastic considerate neighbors. The schools suck. They are not very multi-cultural at all as they are 99.9% Hispanic students only. Mexican heritage is everywhere you look. Many kids do not speak English and this lowers the standardized testing drastically. There is some really lovely parts of Prunedale and some not so great. The less favorable areas have several families is one home due to high cost of living. The wells were not built to supply that many people in one home. This creates water supply issues on top of the already liberal created drought. Our water gets flushed out to the ocean every year thanks to politics. It’s dumb. Some areas really suck thanks to loud neighbors with their mariachi music. Prunedale is a canyon so noise echoes very loudly. But all in all I love our little town. Good people, good weather and simply put its home. Read Less
Extremely High Priced Homes Rent and Own 3 rating By Anonymous ( Nov 11, 2019) While yes, it is beautiful, the cost of living is ridiculous. As current renters we've lived in the same house for the past 8 years, and pay $1300 monthly rent, which is an amazing deal. We also do our own repairs and get flooded every other year. The owners are long time friend ...Read More s, otherwise we would expect to pay about $2500 month for this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home that has a roof so overgrown with moss you'd think a hobbit lives here. The lowest grade cheapest gas is at $4 a gallon, which is also what a gallon of milk costs. I live right across the street from acres upon acres of strawberry fields, forever.... yet pay $8 for a basket of them at the store and $3 for a head of lettuce, even though it's considered the lettuce Capitol of the world... there are jobs, few of them pay well and you had better know Spanish if you expect top get them. Your best bet, multi family. Mortgage payments for an average size house(like mine) are very seldom less than $4000 a month... the schools are horrible. Instead of pushing the children to do better, they lower the standards. I'd your kid doesn't go ti school, you go to jail. Since the schools are riddled with gangs, sometimes this is complicated. My car had been broken into, someone tried to break into my house a few weeks ago, while I was home and awake.... they left their butter knife in the door jam, there's gone invasions and a big meth and heroin problem amongst adults AND high school children. There's been 4 of my daughters friends in the past 2 years that have committed suicide and someone is chucking ball bearings onto windshields on the highway a few times a day for the past year and the police can't seem to catch them. So...Yes, Monterey is close, it's pretty... is it worth it? Ive lived here my entire life, the climate is pretty nice year round comparatively speaking ... that's about the only thing going for it. That is the un-sugar coated truth. Read Less
Neighbors-on-Horses and Neighbors-in-Porsches! 5 rating By Marka ( Jul 03, 2017) Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Prunedale has wineries/organic-farming/bee-keepers/horse-back-riding-boarding/Doggie-Day-Care/beaches/winerie ...Read More s/hiking-biking-trails-etc, 20-minutes from Carmel-Pebble Beach-Monterey-Cannery-Row-Aquarium/CSUMB/DLI. Reasonable Home Prices too! MARKA BENNETTMarkasRealty@gmail.com(831) 206-5126CalBRE:01454416 Read Less
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Neighbors-on-Horses and Neighbors-in-Porsches! 5 rating By Marka ( Jul 03, 2017) Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Prunedale has wineries/organic-farming/bee-keepers/horse-back-riding-boarding/Doggie-Day-Care/beaches/winerie ...Read More s/hiking-biking-trails-etc, 20-minutes from Carmel-Pebble Beach-Monterey-Cannery-Row-Aquarium/CSUMB/DLI. Reasonable Home Prices too! MARKA BENNETTMarkasRealty@gmail.com(831) 206-5126CalBRE:01454416 Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Prunedale? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Manzanita County Park
Unknown Name
Little Acorn Park
Unknown Name
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Entertainment

Food & Drink

Prunedale Market & Deli
McDonald's
Taco Bell
Burger King
KFC
Burger King
Unknown Name

B+ Commute

Is public transit available in Prunedale? Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Prunedale.
Drive to Work
80%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

F Health & Safety

Is Prunedale a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

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Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

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