A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    323
    525
  • Theft
    1,927
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,270
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

    Seal Beach Reviews

    26 reviews
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    Seal Beach is an adorable little town. It is very closely-knit and in a beautiful location. The communal aspects of Seal Beach, such as the parades and beach events, create a family-friendly environment for people of all ages.
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    Seal Beach is an amazing little beach town. It has one of the most beautiful beaches with the best weather. It is sunny mostly all year round so there's no need for sweaters. The only down side to living here is the high price of rent, other than that, it's a good place to live.
    Seal Beach is a fun place, but there aren't many kids my age. Basically, people either leave after high school and never come back, or they come back but are much older and already in college. We all used to roam the streets together and play together, however nowadays I rarely see anyone from school and everyone is extremely independent. I have to drive a lot further to get to see anyone my age, and nobody wants to meet up around me.