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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Carmel Valley is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 51,084. Carmel Valley is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carmel Valley offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carmel Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Carmel Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Carmel Valley are highly rated.
About Carmel Valley...
Population
51,084

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$872,380
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,326
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Carmel Valley 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
    6
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    500
  • Theft
    324
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$145,009
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Very good school district, your choices are diverse since there is an elementary school on every corner and 2 major public schools with high credibility, Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest Academy. Not severely diverse, the populous is mostly White/Asian/Hispanic. Although there isn't much crime there are a few car/home break in here and there. Not real tight knit community feel, but very family friendly. There are several open air shopping malls with plenty of parks and Del Mar nearby to go to the beach. However, it is very costly to live here. Most houses have smaller backyards and are fairly similar to each other, like most subsidized housing but with red, Spanish roofs. Traffic can get bad sometimes with constant construction and freeway traffic. All in all, a very nice, safe neighborhood great for raising a family, if you can pay for it.
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The neighborhood of Carmel Valley is surrounded million dollar homes, luxurious vehicles, and high performing schools. I have lived in this area for about ten years now and it is the most peaceful, beautiful and kindest area to live in. They even have low income homes or apartments so everyone and anyone can get the chance to experience this heartwarming neighborhood.
Great place to live for families! Lots of wonderful parks, easy access to a variety of dining, and low crime. However, like most places in San Diego, the cost of living is extremely high.