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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Laguna Hills is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 31,235. Laguna Hills is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Laguna Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laguna Hills there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Laguna Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Laguna Hills are highly rated.
About Laguna Hills...
Population
31,235

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$649,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,906
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Laguna Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    949.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Laguna Hills

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,797
National
$55,322
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Laguna Hills is very much a suburb. If you want to explore, you have to leave town. Here you will find comfortable dining options, parks, and docile people. There is some diversity here, as there is a somewhat large hispanic community, mixed with middle-class and more wealthy people who are seeking quiet and convenience and have settled into a life of mediocrity, privacy, and a certain air of entitlement. Nestled comfortably between beaches and not too far of a drive from more urban, happening cities, it's a place where not much goes on, leaving you with the option of turning inward towards interests you might find you must pursue with all the more severity, or leaving this place as soon as possible.
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The listing for Laguna Hills says it's in Los Angeles, CA, but it's actually in south Orange County. Even more suburb than you thought! It's a quiet city, with not much nightlife; most places close by 9 or 10 pm. The demographics are mostly white and Hispanic, and I've been told the Black population is very low. The school district is good, and you can definitely see from looking around that it's middle class. Lots of Christian and Mormon people.
Laguna Hills is a great neighborhood to live it. It's affordable and very safe. The only complaint would be the walkability long distance, which is low due to the hills. You are within an hour of Los Angeles and San Diego too!