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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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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San Diego is a city in California with a population of 1,374,812. 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
1,374,812

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$488,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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San Diego Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    235
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    98
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    336
    500
  • Theft
    1,276
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    413
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Children
17%
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%

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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.
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San Diego is one of those cities that will always feel like home at the end of the day. If you tour downtown you have the opportunity to feel like you are on a vacation! You can explore Coronado, go sailing in the Pacific Ocean, and eat ice cream along the streets that are lit up with gorgeous lights. Pacific Beach is crowded with college aged california surfers and people looking for a good time. There are so many fun activities you will never be bored here! If nothing at all you will leave with a gorgeous sun tan.
There are one million residents. So, there is everything you could want in a city, from Costcos, to museums, good and fine restaurants, nightclubs, breweries, gangs, and hairy traffic congestion.

The weather. When people ask about SD weather I reply that there are only two seasons; day and night. Sure, there are some chilly days and I’ve even seen rain. Those usually only last a couple of days and do not make a SEASON. So if you want to move there sell your down coat, and stock up on short sleeves.
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Great schools and colleges and Universities. You can get smart in the sun!
close enough to, but far enough away from Los Angeles.