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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
Sunset Park is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 18,044. Sunset Park is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sunset Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sunset Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Sunset Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sunset Park are highly rated.
About Sunset Park...
Population
18,044

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,036,186
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Sunset Park Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,664
National
$55,322
Families with Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Sunset Park Reviews

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The temperature here likes to make camp in the low seventies and stay there for most of the year. Sunny and beautiful, especially after light rain, which is rare but always light. We got ten minutes of hail this year! What a treat!
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I live in an area where there are so many acceptable lifestyles. One can make any safe choice they want to, and not be judged by the community. It is also a great location for someone young like me, because I can travel to LA, West Hollywood, and other fun locations.
People are friendly, neighborhood is pretty.