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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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-
San Diego is a city in California with a population of 1,390,966. San Diego is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Diego offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Diego there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Diego and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Diego are highly rated.
About San Diego...
Population
1,390,966

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$523,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,503
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    226
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    99
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    268
    500
  • Theft
    1,214
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    361
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in San Diego

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,535
National
$55,322
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San Diego is an amazing city populated with many things to do. This is a great advantage because you will never get bored! Being on the coast with such nice weather, you can go to the beach almost 365 days a year. Depending on what you enjoy doing, there are many different towns in San Diego for whatever adventure you’re looking for. Whether it’s Pacific Beach Pier or Soledad Mountain, there are various stunning viewpoints to enjoy. If you like warm whether and big cities, San Diego is perfect.
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Born and raised! We live very central (in Clairemont) and so we have easy access to most of the city! We are very close to the beach, downtown and even east county. Each section has so many versatile things to offer and we really enjoy taking advantage of all that we can! It is big enough that many great opportunities arise, but not so big that it is overrun, like some cities very near us. I have lived other places temporarily, but always return because I love the city! It's the best :D
The weather! There is nothing like San Diego weather all year round. I have travel to Europe and Central Latin America, nothing is compared to San Diego. Living 30 mins from the beach and the mountains. I can wake up and go play in the snow in Julian and drive back to the beach in an hour during December. The night clubs and bars are awesome too. I have never seen such diversity and acceptance in North Park. I am not much of a drinker but I do enjoy walking at night and seen all kinds of different people having.