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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  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 49,613. 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 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 highly rated.
About Pacific Beach...
Population
49,613

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$726,123
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,820
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    584
    500
  • Theft
    863
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,678
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Pacific Beach is the perfect combination of fun and sun. The beach in Pacific Beach has lots of different activities for locals to be apart of, whether it be playing a game of beach volleyball or attending a yoga session. In addition to the great beach, Pacific Beach has such fun restaurants and boutiques! There are plenty of bars for younger crowds, as well as family restaurants for parents with small children. Although Pacific Beach is primarily inhabited by people in their 20s and 30s, there's something for everyone here!
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The reason I love Pacific Beach is because of the diversity. There are cultures from every kind that both reside and visit here. Two branches of our very own United States military have bases near. I have found it inspiring to get outside with the beautiful ocean aligning the beaches, and the cloudless skies most days. Overall I have grown to become a happier individual in my early adulthood!
Pacific Beach is a gorgeous beach neighborhood in San Diego with many businesses, community clubs, and things to do! However, it is highly populated and there are a few homeless people here and there. If I could see anything change it would be the amount of "summer rental homes" within the community. We should have neighbors not neighborhoods full of tourists.