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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
La Selva Beach is a town in California with a population of 2,917. La Selva Beach is in Santa Cruz County. Living in La Selva Beach offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In La Selva Beach there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in La Selva Beach and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in La Selva Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$929,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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La Selva Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in La Selva Beach

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,236
National
$55,322
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La Selva Beach Reviews

3 reviews
I live in a small town, and we have a few get-togethers during the holidays but that's about it.
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Many outdoor activities and friendly people.
Fairly safe. Sometimes a car is broken into.