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Lake Forest
  • Suburb of Irvine, CA

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

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Lake Forest is a suburb of Irvine with a population of 84,666. Lake Forest is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Lake Forest offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Forest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lake Forest and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lake Forest are highly rated.

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About Lake Forest...
Population
84,666

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$682,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,121
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Lake Forest Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    65.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    30.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    143.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    724
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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