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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Lakeside is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 21,827. Lakeside is in San Diego County. Living in Lakeside offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeside there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lakeside and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lakeside are above average.
About Lakeside...
Population
21,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$386,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,220
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Lakeside 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
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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Lakeside

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,912
National
$55,322
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Not the best, not the worst. Right smack in the middle. It is a smaller area of San Diego, with Lakes, Parks, Hiking Trails, Horse Ranches, and a small town vibe. Rough around the edges feel. Quite a few local gyms, fast food, and an Albertsons and Walmart within driving range. I cannot comment on the schools as I am unmarried and have no children. Summer weather is brutally hot, summer is the worst time of the year at about 95 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit at its peaks from about June through October. A couple of bars and few higher end restaurants round out the area.
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I've lived in Lakeside for the last couple of years, and my grandparents have lived here for decades, but it has always been a generally nice and comfortable place to call home. There's not much nightlife, and the opportunity for obtaining some sort of employment is pretty low as far as I'm concerned, yet everything else about the county makes it an enjoyable place to live.
Lakeside is nice because it has some very beautiful scenery and can feel like you live in the middle of nowhere, but you’re only 20/25min from the beach and 45 min from the mountains. It’s a little bit of southern living but in the middle of beautiful San Diego.