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
    A
  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
$600,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,819
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Laguna Hills Rankings

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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
    71
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257
    1
  • Theft
    1,272
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,754
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Laguna Hills Reviews

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Though the city of Laguna Hills in California is growing, I still feel like it is a tight knit community of different religions, races and cultural diversity like that of a big city. The choices for food and entertainment are as varying as the people themselves. There are places for high tea or a older "mom and pop" breakfast diner. One night you can have dinner at an Italian restaurant and the next an all you can eat American BBQ place. Entertainment in Laguna Hills is certainly not lacking. There are bowling alleys, small recreational clubs and plenty of theaters and movie events to keep all ages entertained. With Disneyland not that far north and the I-5 freeway being easily accessible near several streets in Laguna Hills, it is safe to say that there are even more options for livability as well. It is both safe and beautiful. I highly recommend a stop by Laguna Hills for anyone visiting southern California.
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Better public transportation within the neighborhood for easier access to community centers. More police presence in neighborhood with explanation on safety and neighborhood watch. Better publication of activities involving the community including volunteer activities. There is little nightlife or places for younger people to gather to listen to music or enjoy live entertainment with restricted use of alcohol or drugs. Housing is residential with only a few apartments (no low income) which are extremely expensive which limits affordability. The traffic conditions have progressively become more and more congested not only related to the freeways but also related to the infrastructure in Laguna Hills. The area has also become very congested with high-density multi-story condominiums which adds to the traffic and community congestion putting a high demand on resources and making it difficult to enjoy the amenities such as restaurants.
Laguna Hills is a beautiful community that is warm and full of positive people who love nature. People who live here are in close proximity to the beach, and are very involved in beach conservation and art. This city has a beautiful spirit of gentle stewardess towards our natural gems. We are about 4 miles from the Pacific Marine Center, where locals often volunteer and tend to stranded and sick marine life that wash up on shore. It is becoming a growing need as the ocean temperatures fluctuate into warmer and warmer temperatures. Our marine life is extremely valuable to everyone, and as our ecosystems continue to suffer due to human negligence, we will also suffer consequences shortly after. Living here, I have learned to exchange information with other locals and rise up together to do beach cleanups, volunteer work, and observing climate and marine life changes.