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A+ Yorba Linda Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Yorba Linda Cost of Living Cost of living is 29% higher than California
Yorba Linda
17878% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Yorba Linda cost of living
A+ Yorba Linda Crime Total crime is 63% lower than California
Total crime
1,10260% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9160% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
10%Year over year crime is up
Yorba Linda crime
B+ Yorba Linda Employment Household income is 88% higher than California
Median household income
$119,697116% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,24962% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Yorba Linda employment
F Yorba Linda Housing Home value is 78% higher than California
Median home value
$728,300294% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,77787% higher than the US average
Home ownership
82%30% higher than the US average
Yorba Linda real estate or Yorba Linda rentals
A+ Yorba Linda Schools HS graduation rate is 19% higher than California
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
67%37% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Yorba Linda K-12 schools

Living in Yorba Linda, CA

Yorba Linda, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 67,362 residents. With a population density of 3,489 people per square mile, Yorba Linda is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (74% White). Given that fact, Yorba Linda could be considered less diverse than other cities. 86% of the people in Yorba Linda (over the age of 15) are married and 58% 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.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Yorba Linda, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Yorba Linda and in the areas around Yorba Linda is a much easier task.

The livability score in Yorba Linda is 80/100 and the city is ranked in the 93rd percentile of all cities across America. This is a terrific score, as Yorba Linda ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Yorba Linda also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Yorba Linda ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (A+), education (A+) and employment (B+). The bad news for Yorba Linda, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Yorba Linda 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.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Yorba Linda gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 65 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Yorba Linda 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 67%, which is far higher than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Yorba Linda is actually affordable. The median home price for Yorba Linda homes is $728,300, which is 77.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Yorba Linda, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.1, which is 4.7% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Yorba Linda will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Yorba Linda, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.6%.

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Compare Yorba Linda, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Yorba Linda, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Northwood Point, Irvine8012.14,857
Walnut Village, Irvine7912.69,197
Northwood, Irvine7812.824,509
Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine7711.122,899
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Anaheim Hills, Anaheim76451,966
Floral Park, Santa Ana719.11,619
Fisher Park, Santa Ana719693
Casa De Santiago, Santa Ana719.2470

Best Cities Near Yorba Linda, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8531.420,477
Marina del Rey, CA8537.39,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8533.519,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8433.535,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8423.613,324
South Pasadena, CA8324.925,936
Newport Beach, CA8319.886,813
Laguna Woods, CA8319.616,347

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Yorba Linda Is One of My Favorite Places in California

I love Yorba Linda and I visit the city frequently. Yorba Linda is an affluent community in Orange County, California, located approximately 15 miles northeast of Santa Ana, and 38 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

Yorba Linda has nearly 67,000 residents. One of Yorba Linda's famous residents was the late President Richard Nixon, who was born and raised in the city. Yorba Linda is the home of Nixon's presidential library which is a very interesting place.

The city is described by CNN as the 21st best place in the U.S. to live which makes it the second highest-ranked California city in the survey. Yorba Linda was reported by the 2006 Census data to be the richest city in America with median household income over $112,000.

Sitting 750 feet above sea level, Black Gold Golf Course offers excellent views of the famous surroundings. The course, bordered by the Chino Hills State Park, is absolutely beautiful. Home to the award winning Park View Grille, this golf course has it all.

Stefano's Gold'n Baked Hams and La Bettola are my two favorite restaurants other than the Park View Grille.
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