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  3. Housing
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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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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Mission Beach is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 4,049. Mission Beach is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mission Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Mission Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Mission Beach are highly rated.
About Mission Beach...
Population
4,049

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$659,172
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,278
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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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
    244
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    244
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,223.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,443.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,119
National
$55,322
Families with Children
1%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Living in Mission Beach for over a year has been like waking up in a dream. Every day there is a spectacular sunrise over the bay, and the sunset in the evening is equally dreamy. While rent prices can be steep, it is worth every penny. There is a place to eat for everyone from families to college kids and fresh seafood and tacos for everyone. With miles of bike and running paths it is impossible to be inside on a sunny day. Belmont Park is one highlight of this area, with rollercoaster and carnival rides and the smell of salt water and cotton candy hanging in the air, it is easy to float into a nostalgic summer from childhood's past. Mission Beach is an amazing place to live or visit, but if you visit, it may be tough to leave. As a runner, I have seen the beaches from five in the morning to late at night and I always feel safe and secure, with a consistent police
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Mission Beach was a great experience. The weather was perfect for a summer beach day and there were so many local shops and restaurants to choose from. Parking was free and only within a short walking to the beach. I wouldn't want to change a thing.
I work in the biotech industry, so San Diego is definitely booming with opportunities for my field of employment.