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  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
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
University City is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 61,518. University City is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in University City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in University City are highly rated.
About University City...
Population
61,518

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$503,425
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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University City 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
    11.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    527
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,115
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I love University city! It is very calm, the people are polite, and it's a good atmosphere. There is a newsletter in our community and events are held to strengthen community bonds. It is a safe neighborhood and people are comfortable with each other.
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The people are very friendly. The schools here are pretty good. The neighborhood is also relatively safe. There are many job opportunities here (There's a large Westfield Mall called the "UTC Mall".) The traffic however, can be kind of bad in certain areas around 4-6 P.M. but mostly it's decent. It's definitely very diverse. Many people in my area come from different countries and states but there are also many people here that have lived here their entire lives.
I love living in University City. It's a very safe neighborhood, and all my neighbors are very kind and respectful. The neighborhood is perfectly placed in San Diego because it's within a 15 minute drive of the beach and downtown.