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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Peninsula is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 39,040. Peninsula is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Peninsula offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Peninsula there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Peninsula and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Peninsula are highly rated.
About Peninsula...
Population
39,040

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$809,950
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,219
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    79.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    698.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    772
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    4.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,701
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    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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It was very laid-back by the beach and uptight downtown. I would rather not live here because of the constant sunny and 75 type weather as well as the people. In my experience, the people are quite rude until they get to know you and they are horrible drivers. I now live in Colorado and like it so much better. San Diego may be great for some, but it is definitely not the city for me.
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I did not hear about many major crimes occurring within my immediate area. I frequently saw police roaming the streets, keeping watch on the community.
I love living in the city of San Diego. For example, I briefly moved to Paris, France to study abroad for my freshman year of college. After moving, I realized not only how beautiful Point Loma and San Diego are, but also noticed the sense of camaraderie and community that San Diego offers. This is partly owing to the mix between Mexican and Spanish culture as well as the genuinely loving attitudes that fill San Diego.