Hercules Ranks on the 2017 Safest Cities List in California
There are a lot of aspects people look into when choosing where they want to live, but one of the top considerations is always safety. Whether for yourself or when raising a family, the home and community you choose should provide a sense of security.
SafeWise recently compiled a list of the top 100 safest cities in California that included the luxury apartments in Hercules. If you're wondering how this specific area earned its spot on the list, or are considering making this locale your home, then here is everything you need to know about Hercules.
Before diving into the features of this fantastic city, it is important to know how the safety of these locations are rated. The FBI files crime report statistics and population data, using them to create a crime rate. For instance, the national average is 29 crimes for every 1,000 people.
SafeWise takes that information and compiles a list based on violent and property crimes, excluding any city with less than 1,000 people. They take those crimes and weigh them against the population to determine how safe an area is. Now that you know how a city's safety is calculated, here's what makes Hercules such a great place to live.
If you are planning on starting a family or already have one, then you'll be excited to hear that Hercules has an outstanding school system. California is home to some of the top ranking public schools in the country no matter which area you move to. That means a safe school environment that can provide high quality education to your children.
Studies have shown that improved education levels help to lower crime rates across the country.
Plenty of Recreation
It's hard not to head outside when the weather is around 65 degrees on a consistent basis, not to mention the warm California sunshine. With a safer community, you'll be able to take full advantage of the all of the recreational activities available in the area.
There are several popular events that take place here, such as Parent's Night Out and holiday events like holiday tree lighting or breakfast with Santa, but the city offers plenty of activities to help enrich your week. If you're new to the area, consider the following:
Table Tennis Leagues
Oil painting classes
Various forms of karate
Jazzercise and other dance studios
There are plenty of ways to keep busy, stay in shape, and pursue your passions. Since Hercules is right on the San Pablo Bay, there are plenty of water sports to take advantage of as well.
Do you enjoy fine dining locations with dishes made from top quality ingredients? Then you'll be pleased to hear that this Cali locale is packed full to the brim with top reviewed restaurants and specialty dining spots featuring irresistible creations from master chefs.
The are is known for being one of the most culturally diverse areas on the West Coast, which creates a high demand for all sorts of regional cuisines. Whether you're in the mood for Italian, Thai, or South Pacific delights, there is restaurant to satisfy your craving.
It isn't all just in the dining, though. Home of the farm to table movement, California offers an abundance of organic food sourced from sustainable farming that not only taste great but add to the overall health of its residents. Hercules is no exception with its multiple farmer's markets found on city streets and stores like Whole Foods all around.
If you need a few suggestion on where to eat, try out Leila by the Bay or Dragon Terrace. Also, Extreme Pizza offers great selections for a family fun night.
Cost of Living
The cost to own a home in Hercules can be a little more expensive than in other areas, but the quality and cost of rentable properties makes up for this tenfold. Many coming to Hercules from other places in America are shocked at how nice the apartments here are compared to their last hometown's. Not only can they be large enough to accommodate an entire family, but apartment communities like the ones found at the Aventine come loaded with features that you would only find in $350,000 homes and up.
Aside from their appealing features, renting in Hercules is significantly cheaper than owning a home. In fact, over 80% of residents choose to rent instead of buy! While that may not be everyone's ideal choice, it is something to consider.
Looking into other costs, Hercules is right on par with the rest of California in every other area. Its close proximity to work in San Francisco or any of the other surrounding cities allows the average home's income to reach over $100,000 a year. With bountiful job opportunities and great housing, it's no wonder so many choose to make Hercules their home.
Luxury Apartments in Hercules
The city offers a wide variety of excellent features for individuals and families alike. If you are looking to make your home here in Hercules, then we invite you to experience the high end living that Aventine has to offer.
These thoughtfully designed living spaces have been crafted with comfort and convenience in mind. Spacious floor plans offer high ceilings and wood-style floor planking that leads to large bay windows. Each comes complete with quartz countertops in both the kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel appliances, and full size washer and dryer units. In-home air conditioning, modern cabinetry, and walk in closets all help to provide the necessities a home needs.
Of course, no luxury community would be complete without resort style amenities you can't find anywhere else. Residents can stay in shape with a fitness studio, invite company over at the Clubroom Terrace, or take advantage of an on-site extensive library. Plus, furry members of the family are pampered just like any other guest at the Pet Parlor.
Hercules has been rated as one of the safest places here in California, and there's no better way to enjoy all of its wonderful features than from your new home at the Aventine.