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%

San Diego Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    257
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    98
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    366
    1
  • Theft
    1,352
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    0

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%
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San Diego Reviews

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I love San Diego. Other than the initial bias of being born and raised here, I found that even after living in another country, my favorite home is still San Diego. You get the same perfect SoCal weather, but without the traffic and pollution of LA. We've got so many beautiful beaches! There's a variety of food; we pride ourselves on our Mexican food, being close to the border and all. My only criticism would be that our public transportation is lacking compared to other places, but even then I feel that the county is working on improving it.
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I love San Diego because of the diversity of things you can do here on year-round basis! The weather is always great for getting out of your house for fun outdoor activities. It's one of the few places in the nation where you can drive a few hours to snowboard in the snow and then make it back before sunset to surf! I also love that there are people from all over the country that live here. I have met friends from all over! The only negative thing is that housing and rent is pretty expensive and the traffic can get pretty bad during morning and evening rush hours. You just have to adjust your driving times. I learned to go on a hike or go to the gym while waiting for rush hour to end. My fitness level went up, so I'm not complaining! Overall, it's a great place to live and I am happy to say that I live in San Diego!
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.