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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Mission Valley is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 31,368. Mission Valley is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mission Valley offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Valley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mission Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mission Valley are above average.
About Mission Valley...
Population
31,368

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$408,711
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,961
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Mission Valley 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
    46.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    850.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,269.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,646
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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True to most shopping districts, Mission Valley is a great place to shop, hang around, and of course purchase property for the ever increasing real estate market in this locatin. There are not many places to venture off for a night out in town but at the same time it is pretty quiet for the most part which is always a good thing. Tons of food and it being essentially the center of San Diego you can travel anywhere in a matter of a couple of minutes. Mission Valley overall is a great place to live.
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Mission Valley is a good place to live as long as you can afford it. The apartment complex I live might have great amenities and look pretty, but car break-ins, people running through stop signs, speeding, and accidents are a regular thing. The city itself looks very appealing, has excellent shopping centers and is close enough to downtown San Diego and the beaches without having to live there. A double income is a must in order to afford living here though.
Mission Valley is a fantastic place for the middle-class family to settle down in. With its close proximity to major shopping areas and malls, mission valley makes a great place to locate to. Less than a 5-minute drive to wholesale stores like Costco and IKEA, just past that are 2 large malls containing top name brands from your favorite companies. Mission Valley is considered to be the heart of San Diego, with it only be 15 minutes from the beach and right in the center of all the action down here in sunny San Diego. Come take a look and see what’s going on, once you visit, you won’t want to leave.