Alhambra is one of the top 20 cities in California to raise a young family, according to NerdWallet. The financial consumer advocacy website ranked California cities by public school ratings, cost of homeownership, and economic growth. Alhambra came in 12th overall and fourth in the Los Angeles area following Irvine, Lake Forest, and Redlands.
NerdWallet ranked California's 482 cities based on data from the U.S. Census and GreatSchools, a non-profit that rates schools based on standardized test scores. A higher score was assigned to cities with high performing schools, low median home values and monthly home costs, and high median household incomes and income growth.
Alhambra was also named in October one of the top 100 best places to live in the U.S. by Livability.com, a website that ranked quality of life in small and mid-sized cities based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education, and health care. Coming in 21st nationwide and fifth in California, Alhambra scored particularly high in health care, education, and demographics.
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