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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  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-
Kearny Mesa is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 11,727. Kearny Mesa is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Kearny Mesa offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kearny Mesa there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Kearny Mesa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kearny Mesa are above average.
About Kearny Mesa...
Population
11,727

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,399
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,996
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Kearny Mesa Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,304
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,851.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,466
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Kearny Mesa Reviews

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There is a continual plethora of rude neighbors, but there is nice scenery, good neighborhood management, and capable administration over the general area.
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One continually feels safe in this environment, and there is little to fear at any moment.
I love living here. I have lived here my entire life (minus the 5 years I lived while serving in the Navy).