B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$368,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$902
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    845
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    96
    41
  • Robbery
    96
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,440
    525
  • Theft
    3,014
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    307
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,031
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

    Big Bear Lake Reviews

    1 review
    I love living in Big Bear. 4 seasons but not extreme cold or extreme hot. No humidity or mosquitos. Fun lake & skiing & hiking & fishing. Main drawback is it's 100% tourist based so at holidays and weekends, traffic is a nightmare. And, there are a lot of empty weekend houses so not always a sense of "neighborhood". Lastly, the shops are primarily geared at the tourists so not always practical for day to day shopping.
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