Windsor 74 Excellent
Windsor Livability #265 ranked city in California#7,800 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas
A+ Windsor Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Windsor Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than California
15757% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Windsor cost of living
A+ Windsor Crime Total crime is 61% lower than California
Total crime
1,00157% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10057% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Windsor crime
C+ Windsor Employment Household income is 35% higher than California
Median household income
$86,19256% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,16918% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Windsor employment
D Windsor Housing Home value is 9% higher than California
Median home value
$445,700141% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,77087% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Windsor real estate or Windsor rentals
C Windsor Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
Windsor K-12 schools
A+ Windsor User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Windsor
Overall user rating
85% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Windsor, CA

      Windsor, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,318 inhabitants. In Windsor, there are 3,758 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 75%, the majority of the Windsor population is White; this is followed by 3% Asian and 2% American Indian and Alaskan. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Windsor are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 23% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 79% of the population considered married and 58% with kids under the age of 18, Windsor could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Windsor, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Windsor and in the areas around Windsor is a much easier task.

      Windsor has a livability score of 66 out of 100 and is ranked #588 in California and #16,185 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Windsor has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (B-). Regrettably for Windsor, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Windsor 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: Da Vine Wine Private Tours, Russian Hill Estate Vineyards, and Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Cutrer Vineyard.

      Assuming that Windsor meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Windsor. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Windsor are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Windsor come in at $445,700, which is 8.9% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Windsor, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Windsor were 8.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.7%.

      Windsor transportation information

      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.2%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.3%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.4%4.6%

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