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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Population
23,723

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$434,053
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,769
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    89
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458
    500
  • Theft
    619
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,505
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Living in San Diego for over 21 years, I've found that there's always something new to see and learn here. From the beaches, to the local boutiques and the cute bakeries, I love everything about San Diego. Not only would I choose to live here for another 21 years, I would recommend San Diego to everyone because there's something to do for all ages. Whether it be having Sunday brunch in La Jolla, or surfing in Mission Beach, or having a night out with your friends in Downtown, this city is spectacular to visit and even more amazing to live in.
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San Diego is a very diverse area of people, foods, shopping. It is a great vacation place, but its just that; a vacation place. To actually live in San Diego is way over priced, and also the people here are not always the nicest. However, we do have wonderful weather and great beaches. Everything is so close together. We don't have to drive miles and miles to get to a gas station or grocery store. We have wonderful hidden gem's and places to explore that many tourists wouldn't know about that only locals do. San Diego definitely has its ups and downs.
Otay mesa is a big family community. Everybody knows everybody. But the down side of otay mesa is the quality of the economy. The schools could use new book, the unoccupied and abanded buildings could be put to use and the job opportunities in this area should be more accessible (via the internet, newspaper, etc.).