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      Living in Saratoga, CA

      Saratoga is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 30,830 people. Individuals of White (49%) and Asian (46%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Saratoga. Saratoga is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 49, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 90% of the population considered married and 55% with kids under the age of 18, Saratoga could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Saratoga, California could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. The best areas in Saratoga and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, commute, health & safety, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      With a livability score of 77 out of 100, Saratoga is ranked #2,518 in the United States and #81 in California. This is a terrific score, as Saratoga ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Saratoga also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Saratoga has higher than average scores for the following: crime (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Saratoga. The following was graded with a disappointing score: housing (F).

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Saratoga has a violent crime rate of 60 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      School test scores provide a standardized measurement that can be used to evaluate educational programs, instructional methods and curriculum effectiveness. Knowing that the Saratoga schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 82%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Saratoga. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Saratoga are affordable. Median real estate prices in Saratoga come in at $1,742,900, which is 325.8% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Saratoga, the home price to income ratio is 10.3, which is 60.9% higher than the California average.

      Saratoga transportation information

      Statistic Saratoga California National
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home10.0%5.4%4.6%

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