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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B
San Clemente is a suburb of Irvine with a population of 65,045. San Clemente is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Clemente offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Clemente there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in San Clemente and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in San Clemente are highly rated.
About San Clemente...
Population
65,045

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$881,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,843
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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San Clemente 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
    117.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,064
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in San Clemente

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,812
National
$55,322
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With the serene shoreline and rolling hills in view from wherever your location in the city, there is no doubt that the natural beauty of San Clemente is below breathtaking. Downtown San Clemente especially has great restaurants and shopping experiences for all age groups, and there is never a moment of boredom for residents and tourists with so many attractions available. The public schooling system is fantastic, with San Clemente High School preparing students for their continued education at prestigious universities after graduation. The small town feel is even incorporated into the school's statement: "One town, one team" and even incorporates its homecoming parade downtown for the entire city to support as one union.
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It's a great environment! Everything is super clean and the roads are constantly being maintained. Your neighbors can be nice, but it really depends. However, it is a little far from anything that could be considered "fun". If you don't mind driving a bit, then this could be a good spot for you. Overall though, it's a great place for families who want to live in a suburban neighborhood.
San Clemente is a small beach town right in between San Diego and Los Angeles. The area is super fun because you can get to both of those places within 1-2 hours (and also all the cities in between!). There are so many wonderful shops, restaurants, and businesses so there is never a dull moment. Also, there's a beach view from most places in the town!