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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,242,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,920
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332
    525
  • Theft
    1,788
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,366
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Laguna Beach is where I was blessed to be born & raised! Being an outdoorsman, Laguna Beach was perfect because it lends Itself to canyon hikes, surfing, tennis, & beach volleyball. It's also known for its art culture like Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Festival, art galleries, Museums & Theatres.Though it possesses charm & character, Laguna is a bit of a " bubble." The average home price is $1.5M, kids drive exotic cars to school, have easy access to drugs/alcohol & the sense of entitlement runs rampant. It's a culture shock to people who visit from other areas! This is what I'd change about Laguna Beach. Laguna's youth are living with "checked out parents" that are trying to be their friends rather than parents. As a young man who was raised by a single mom,this was not my reality. My goal was to find a place where I could still enjoy the outdoors & experience diverse cultures yet get away from so much of the "Orange County Stigma."
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Laguna Beach is a vibrant and welcoming community. Having grown up here my entire life, I have been lucky enough to have been surrounded by the beautiful beaches and well groomed hiking trails. I attend Laguna Beach High School can say after my 12 years in the district that we are amazingly funded and have excellent educators. The facilities, equipment and programs available to us are above and beyond what one may receive at a private school!
Laguna Beach delivers nothing but great activities for every type of person. The city provides free transportation through the Laguna Beach Trolley, with a atop conveniently located right in front of our house, making any stop easy to get to! The local community is very warm and friendly and makes anyone feel right at home.