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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
San Marino is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 13,285. San Marino is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Marino offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In San Marino there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in San Marino and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Marino are highly rated.
About San Marino...
Population
13,285

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,886,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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San Marino Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    583.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    954.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in San Marino

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$159,509
National
$55,322
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San Marino is a very small suburban town near Los Angeles, CA. Its population mainly consists of Asians. The housing can be quite expensive, but the commute is extremely short. The people of San Marino are extremely welcoming and open minded individuals. The schools provide a great amount of education for incoming students as well! Overall, San Marino is a great place.
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San Marino is well-known as a premier suburb with pricey mansions and "excellent" schools. The reality is, the residents and teachers here seem to think that the only things that matter in life are money, success, and status. If you seek support of and focus on creative expression, varying world views, or mental health, look elsewhere. San Marino is called "The Golden Bubble" by its residents for a reason. The residents here are completely insulated from the real world, with the goal of churning out future doctors, engineers, and lawyers.
Epitome of sheltered, curated suburbia — like walking onto the set of a Pottery Barn catalogue shoot or a Nancy Meyers movie (3 of 4 of her LA-based films have been set in San Marino) — with a whole lot of rules and gatekeeping to boot. Very safe, very quiet, very expensive.