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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Rancho Penasquitos is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 60,982. Rancho Penasquitos is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Rancho Penasquitos offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rancho Penasquitos there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rancho Penasquitos and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rancho Penasquitos are highly rated.
About Rancho Penasquitos...
Population
60,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$677,421
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,136
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Rancho Penasquitos Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215
    500
  • Theft
    208
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$127,241
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Rancho Penasquitos Reviews

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This neighborhood is safe and clean. One thing I enjoy is that it is in a good location; the schools are excellent and there are preserves and the beach close by. There are shops and restaurants just down the street. However, one thing I dislike is the fact that it is growing louder and much busier. I understand that in California, especially in San Diego, this is inevitable. That is one of the things that makes me not want to settle down here myself, later on.
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The school district and neighbor hood makes it a great place to raise a family. Although housing can be costly, there are still a few areas that can accommodate low to moderate income. People there remain active, I always see someone running, biking or walking their dog. Generally its a safe and welcome place to live if you like a quiet neighborhood.
Rancho Penasquitos is a neighborhood like no other. You are only minutes away from local parks, schools, and stores. There are many things to do there, like participating in community events like fun runs and the annual July 4th fireworks show. You can also climb Black Mountain as a source of exercise. It has a maximum elevation of 1,500 feet.