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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
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
61,361

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$538,890
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,895
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

University 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
    12
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371
    500
  • Theft
    527
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,323
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    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.
University City is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in San Diego. Cannot beat the people, nor the schooling! Everything about this place is amazing. You get everything from canyons to beaches to hilly neighborhoods to flat ones. Beautiful place to live.