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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
44,296

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$689,147
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,989
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    80
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    699
    500
  • Theft
    772
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,573
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    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.