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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,620
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

    Bostonia Reviews

    12 reviews
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    The area I live (El Cajon) is not the safest area for a family. I moved here around the time I was in middle school and I struggled to feel safe and accepted. San Diego as a whole, is a big, fast-paced city. There is always a lot to do and a lot of variety in terms of restaurants. Now that I am older, I can drive out of El Cajon to experience a better life.
    Review Bostonia
    The neighborhood in is fairly moderate. It is safe enough to walk on the streets ruing the day although ambulance sirens are heard driving by frequently if not every day. If I could choose to live in another location with my mother and siblings I would. The area is crowded and not a place i want m sibling s to be raised.
    In my apartment complexes as far as i know there have been nor crimes. Although other apartment complexes have complained about robbery.