Simi Valley 63 Average
Simi Valley Livability #437 ranked city in California#13,399 ranked city in the USARanks better than 54% of areas

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      Living in Simi Valley, CA

      Simi Valley, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 126,126 inhabitants. In Simi Valley, there are 3,041 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (79% White). Given that fact, Simi Valley could be considered less diverse than other cities. Simi Valley has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 57% have kids.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Simi Valley, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, health & safety, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Simi Valley and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Simi Valley to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 63 out of 100, Simi Valley is ranked #13,399 in the United States and #437 in California. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Simi Valley ranks well for crime (A+), employment (A+) and housing (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Simi Valley. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Simi Valley gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 133 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Simi Valley has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley. The median home price for Simi Valley homes is $472,700, which is 15.5% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Simi Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average.

      Simi Valley transportation information

      Statistic Simi Valley California National
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.0%5.4%4.6%

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