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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Pacific Beach is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 40,219. Pacific Beach is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pacific Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pacific Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pacific Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Pacific Beach are above average.
About Pacific Beach...
Population
40,219

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$871,241
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,950
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Pacific Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    583.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    862.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,410
National
$55,322
Families with Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Pacific Beach Reviews

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I love being so close to the beach! There are so many opportunites associated with the beach, from water sports like surfing lessons and paddle boarding and beach side restaurants. I spend a lot of my time especially on Garnet Avenue, the main street in Pacific Beach. I go to school very close by, so after school I go to Garnet to study, do homework, workout, and spend time with friends. I feel very lucky to live in such a nice place.
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I love living so close to the bay, I run there mostly every morning. The location is really convenient, close to the 5 and the 8. It has a reputation for being a really big party town but there is also a large number of people up and being active in the early hours of the morning with me so it's not just all partiers. It's one of my favorite places I have lived so far!
I absolutely love PB. I've been born and raised here, and this is a really special place. The beaches are great, everything is close enough to skateboard/bike/etc. around town and you'll often see people out and about enjoying the amazing weather. There's always something to do, day or night, whatever crowd you're looking for. My only complaint is the tourism which has continuously increased over the years, but of course that comes with living in a beautiful, beach-oriented area.