San Leandro is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 89,039 inhabitants. With a population density of 6,674 people per square mile, San Leandro is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (40%) and Asian (32%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of San Leandro. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Leandro are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. San Leandro has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 53% have kids.
Living in San Leandro can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around San Leandro, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.
With a livability score of 60 out of 100, San Leandro is ranked #23,050 in the United States and #978 in California. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the scores for each individual category, San Leandro has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). The bad news for San Leandro, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Leandro has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Tony Lema Course at Monarch Bay, Marina Square Mall, and Marina Course at Monarch Bay.
San Leandro real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in San Leandro. The median home price for San Leandro homes is $426,900, which is 4.3% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in San Leandro, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.7, which is 4.7% higher 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 San Leandro area were 10.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 13.5%.
|Average one way commute||31min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||71.2%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||9.5%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||12.2%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.0%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.5%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.2%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (3)||27||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (19)||134||711|