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
    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%
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I moved down here about a year ago and I absolutely love it here! I attended San Diego City College last year, I enjoyed the teachers and the experience of being in a big city. Although, traffic tended to be troublesome at times,I suggest maybe more lanes or transportation routes to popular destinations in San Diego to help with that. I am now currently going to San Diego State University and still living in La Mesa. I work in La Jolla as a server/bartender at BJ's restaurant and brewhouse right by UCSD, so you could say I know a lot about the different areas in this beautiful city. I love the weather here, the beer is great and the people are diverse and so friendly. I've made a lot of friends here so far and can't wait to meet more and share more adventures like surfing, free diving, hiking and kayaking.
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San Diego is really a beautiful city. It doesn't have the same hustle and bustle of other major cities- rather the city attractions are far spread and there is definitely more of a relaxed beach atmosphere. It's pretty expensive to live here but comparatively less so than the cost of living in New York or L.A. The people are wonderful. Everyone is so friendly, it is extremely easy to meet new people. Overall people are pretty active too. There is always something to do because the weather is always pleasantly warm and it hardly ever rains. If you like to spend time in the outdoors, live a relatively relaxed lifestyle, or just want a little more sunshine in your life San Diego is the city for you!
San Diego is an excellent place to visit. Its extremely diverse with a plethora of activities to do. Many of those activities include hiking trails in the mountains, riding your bikes on the beaches boardwalk, or riding your dirt bike out in the desert. San Diego has everything you want and need. The weather always consists of sunny days with a light breeze, sometimes a little fog in the morning if your down by the bay. San Diego is also know as a foodie city. If you love food, this is the place to go! Don't forget, San Diego has a large selections of local craft breweries. Even though living in San Diego can be quiet expensive, its sure worth it.