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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Pacific Grove is a town in California with a population of 15,617. Pacific Grove is in Monterey County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pacific Grove offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pacific Grove there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Pacific Grove and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pacific Grove are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$764,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,606
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Pacific Grove Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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
    50.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    350
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,584.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Pacific Grove

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,788
National
$55,322
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Pacific Grove Reviews

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Pacific Grove is a wonderful place to grow up. The town is very small, and many of the residents have lived there since they were children. Although there is not much night-life, Pacific Grove has a way of bringing together the community through events like the Good Old Days, Butterfly Parade, Parade of Lights, Feast of Lanterns, and Farmers Market, which host different groups from local schools, performing arts centers/studios, and clubs. The support for cultural diversity is apparent through the events mentioned, and by the residents themselves. Pacific Grove is beautiful, peaceful, and above all, welcoming; A great destination for anyone seeking beautiful scenery, great food, warm people, or a place to call home!
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I loved living in PG! It was a great experience for my husband and I! We enjoyed the quiet neighborhoods and unique, small downtown. We got to see and hear children playing outside like kids used to and were even able to bring our own little bundle of joy home with us while we lived there! I would recommend this city to anyone looking for a quaint, adorable, friendly town.
Love it here! Coming from the valley, this is a wonderful, small beach town with cool weather. It has a small town vibe, but has all the necessities close by. Delicious restaurants, boutiques, and interesting coffee shops all within reach. This is a quiet, peaceful town. Not a place for nightlife, but definitely a place to lay down in the sand while reading a book.