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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Carmel Mountain Ranch is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 14,690. Carmel Mountain Ranch is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carmel Mountain Ranch offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carmel Mountain Ranch there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carmel Mountain Ranch and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Carmel Mountain Ranch are highly rated.
About Carmel Mountain Ranch...
Population
14,690

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$570,670
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,101
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Carmel Mountain Ranch Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    379
    500.1
  • Theft
    427.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,927
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Carmel Mountain Ranch Reviews

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Living in Carmel Mountain Ranch is truly a blessing. Everything you need is close by, ranging from restaurants, stores for clothing, electronics, and general needs, as well as banks and grocery stores. Carmel Mountain is always busy most of the week and there is a community feel to living here. The neighborhoods around Carmel Mountain Ranch are decent and well-kept, and you'll always find something to do while you're in the neighborhood.
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I have lived in Carmel Mountain Ranch my entire life. The community is very tight-knit, especially during the holidays. For example, Christmas light shows and street festivals are well-known. Also, the CMR plaza has everything regarding shops. There are grocery and clothing easily accessible. These stores also allow for job opportunities for everyone, including teen-friendly jobs. What could be improved, however, is the street lighting and conditions. There are certain roads that are in need of redoing and residential streets that could use more lights for night driving.
Carmel Mountain is a clean, friendly community right in the heart of everything that you could needed, from multiple shopping complexes, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. Without the hustle of the city you are still close to San Diego and all it has to offer from places of entertainment to a variety of events that are constantly taking place. There is always something to do for people with all kinds of interests, from taking surfing lessons at one of many beaches, to visiting Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, to touring the museums at Balboa.