A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$463,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      257
      273
    • Murder
      3
      6
    • Rape
      40
      41
    • Robbery
      98
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      366
      525
    • Theft
      1,352
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      364
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $66,116
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      17%
      11%
    • 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
      13%
      13%

    San Diego Reviews

    113 reviews
    All Categories
    San Diego is great! It is very homey and welcoming. It is the main tourist attraction and any visitor who visits San Diego will feel right at home. It has very beautiful sunny beaches and amazing weather that you really don't find anywhere else. Although, it is rather difficult to obtain a job and pay the rent for living in San Diego comes with a price. Owning a home or even apartment is very costly and people are not usually nice sometimes and can be rather impulsive in safety especially when it comes to driving.
    Review San Diego
    I love San Diego. I was born and raised here. I love the beaches, outdoor activities and the weather Over the past several years, the cost of living has increased beyond astronomical levels. I would like to see a drastic change in the affordability of San Diego: from housing, general cost of living, and career opportunities. We have a very large homeless population in the city of San Diego, and a limited amount of social services available to assist the population. I have particpated in assistance programs for low-income inidviduals. I realize the poverty rate has increased dramatically because of the rising cost of living expenses, and many are not afforded the opprotunities to substain a positive quality of life. These issues I find to be heartbreaken, under the pleasant weather and beautiful sunsets.
    San Diego is a fantastic large city with a small town feel. Each neighborhood expresses it own unique personality. There is a endless supply of terrific food and craft beer. From nightlife to parks to the gorgeous beaches, there is always something to do!