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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
College Area is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 30,332. College Area is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in College Area offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In College Area there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in College Area and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in College Area are highly rated.
About College Area...
Population
30,332

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,996
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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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
    62.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    594.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,169
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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What I like about this area that yes it is a mostly college student area but there's a wide range of ages, and races that live here that really make this area feel like a close neighborhood in which everyone is welcomed and you can find food here from almost all over the world.
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This place is right next to san diego state university.
I am a student of san diego state university. This university have great program for students and their career. This school support student to success to achieve their goal in many ways. Packed with students and also some family houses. This place are lights on till late night since many student stay at a library to study and walk to get home back. However, these days more sexual and robbery crimes happen. I am getting more alert from college cops to notice sexual assault. This school is not safe anymore, but good place to stay to study at the university. I like this place to go to school, but too much party and alcohol drinking
I love the environment of the College Area of SDSU. I live at SVO House on Fraternity Row. I like how I can walk to most of the places I need to go and if I need to go anywhere else, I can take the trolley, which is a short walk being that its on campus. Freeway is easily accessible too. Having the Viejas Arena is kind of nice. There is rarely a dull moment between that and the soccer field. But the great thing about living where I do is that the Aztec Recreational Center (ARC) is right next to me. I walk over to use they gym. I always hated having to drive to a gym. It is far easier to walk across the street. Parking can get a bit crazy on game nights or school day mornings, but that's what's great about living there. I have my own parking space in the parking lot underground for the residents. The grocery store is not really walking distance, but there is a market on the corner across from my building, which helps when you're feeling lazy. They have essentials.