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A+ Rancho Cucamonga Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Rancho Cucamonga Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than California
Rancho Cucamonga
14040% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rancho Cucamonga cost of living
B Rancho Cucamonga Crime Total crime is 14% lower than California
Total crime
2,5298% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 408% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Rancho Cucamonga crime
C- Rancho Cucamonga Employment Household income is 25% higher than California
Median household income
$79,97345% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,2378% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%27% higher than the US average
Rancho Cucamonga employment
C- Rancho Cucamonga Housing Home value is 1% higher than California
Median home value
$414,200124% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,56164% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Rancho Cucamonga real estate or Rancho Cucamonga rentals
C Rancho Cucamonga Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than California
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:142% higher than the US average
Rancho Cucamonga K-12 schools or Rancho Cucamonga colleges

Living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Rancho Cucamonga is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 173,309 people. With a population density of 4,333 people per square mile, Rancho Cucamonga is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Rancho Cucamonga identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 19% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. 74% of the people in Rancho Cucamonga (over the age of 15) are married and 54% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around Rancho Cucamonga, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, employment, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Rancho Cucamonga has received a livability score of 75 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 81st percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a fantastic score, as Rancho Cucamonga ranks well in multiple categories! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Rancho Cucamonga has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A). On a more negative note, Rancho Cucamonga does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Rancho Cucamonga 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Rancho Cucamonga: Victoria Gardens, Villaggio Nail Spa, and Purple Easel.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 185 crimes per 100,000 residents, Rancho Cucamonga has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Assuming that Rancho Cucamonga meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Rancho Cucamonga. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Rancho Cucamonga are simply unattainable. The median home price for Rancho Cucamonga homes is $414,200, which is 1.2% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Rancho Cucamonga, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga homes comes in at 5.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.2%.

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Compare Rancho Cucamonga, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Rancho Cucamonga, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hawarden Hills, Riverside7817.22,610
Victoria, Riverside7416.99,762
Ramona, Riverside6915.226,130
Presidential Park, Riverside6816.25,172
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wood Streets, Riverside6714.96,979
Airport, Riverside6713.510,548
Arlanza, Riverside6613.423,378
Casablanca, Riverside6616.34,036

Best Cities Near Rancho Cucamonga, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8535.420,477
San Marino, CA8429.813,324
South Pasadena, CA8332.225,936
Newport Beach, CA8338.886,813
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Laguna Woods, CA833516,347
Irvine, CA8231.3246,992
Aliso Viejo, CA8237.250,219
San Pasqual, CA8229.22,017

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Growing family Communities

Lived here since 1979 and we have watched this small city grow very fast these past 10 years. The schools are very good from Alta Loma area across town into Etiwanda district. After that you are in a town called and referred to as Fontana {fontucky, high crime rates and low school test scores}. Housing has boomed in Cucamonga and has become an expensive place to rent or purchase. crime is low due to the area being so expensive which is a good thing. Law enforcement is great here, especially at night keeping it safe and clean. A nice place to raise your family and attend some of the top schools in the nation. Shopping stores and eating places all over. My husband retired and we bought a second home like many others as an investment and rent to good responsible renters. Happy that the community is supportive and people come to live here. Enjoy.
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Moved out not worth it anymore

I lived here for many years and watched it's decline all because of foreigners.What happened is the Asians all come here buy up all properties and hide their money here from their government and then they rent them out for outrageous prices.The average couple or family cannot get a house out here any more because of them they cause too much competition you cannot buy a house you cannot outbid them.As for renting they are ruining all the established neighborhoods with houses full of disrespectful renters often more than 1 family in each house.Then to top it all off they are building more housing with Apt buildings on every corner even in the parking lot of the library! so not only is it too expensive it's too crowded and you have a lot of undesirables in apts now walking around all in your neighborhoods.I don't know about you but I don't think paying at least half a mill to live with renters,houses full of illegals and Apt buildings everywhere is worth it.Not to mention it's not the nicest place anymore either graffiti everywhere and crime.
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Used to be a great place

Rancho sucks these days ive lived here 20 years but now you cant even go to costco without seeing all the illegal s eating in the food court. All of our parks are full also mostly a spill over from Fontana. But now with the huge spanish speaking population its basically fontana. If you want to buy a house steer clear of this area unless you speak spanish or can afford to live in gated areas.
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Come Visit Us

I first visited Rancho Cucamonga, CA 7 years ago during a family get-together. Now, I can say that I have been a resident of Rancho Cucamonga for the last 5 years and thanks to the quality of life it offers its residents, I definitely have no intention to leave.

Rancho Cucamonga has everything a big city can offer but with the comforts of a smaller city and the pros of one as well. We do not have the traffic or the crime rate but we sure do have the nightlife, bars, restaurants and location. Our bars and restaurants range from local karaoke spots like Rock the Keys, to big chain well-known places like The Yard House. We are also just a short drive from the beach and the mountains as well as less than an hour away from Los Angeles and Orange County.

Rancho Cucamonga really has transformed, once there were fields and dirt, and now we have places where residents can go to enjoy themselves. That includes the Cultural Center and the many activities that can be done at the Victoria Gardens Mall. Rancho Cucamonga's focus has been to attract visitors and turn them into residents; so far, they are doing a great job.
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Source: The Rancho Cucamonga, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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