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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
Downtown/Centre City is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 33,975. Downtown/Centre City is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Downtown/Centre City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown/Centre City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown/Centre City and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown/Centre City are above average.
About Downtown/Centre City...
Population
33,975

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,859
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,333
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    528.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    596.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,610.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,594.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,025
National
$55,322
Families with Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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It's okay if youre renting (and if you're renting that means you're making enough money to enjoy all the city offers) but I would absolutely not buy anything here. Overpriced real estate for what? Congestion? An insanely HUGE homeless pollination? That's crazy. I moved here 5 years ago and the homeless population was comparatively small and consisted mainly of people that kept to themselves. Now though, it's INSANE. Homeless on every single street corner, outside of every single store, and the majority of them are severely mentally ill or on drugs, lunging out at people, running into traffic, dancing in the middle of the sidewalk obviously high on who knows what. Do not buy here. Do not move here with children. Visit us!!! We are a city made to please people on vacation, and as a visitor you'll love all the attractions. But don't move here.
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Expensive, restaurants can't afford to stay open, the ones that do are kitschy and are generally terrible, rampant homeless problem very little as far as arts go.
Most of the companies in the area are big, tall, office buildings that deal with a lot of marketing, office work, lawyer offices, and restaurants. I wouldn't say that the job market ins neither growing nor decreasing. Its more of just seeing if you're qualified to do the certain job or not. If you want to get a good job in the area, you would need a college degree in the specific jobs that they are looking for such as, business, marketing, public relations, and many more along those lines. Other common jobs would be working for government offices such as social security, passport, health and human services, and many others. There is also a majority of jobs for restaurants such as waiters, runners, host/ess, manager, chef, janitor, and many other opportunities.

The majority of people are either in the restaurant or office business in the area.