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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Seal Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 24,364. Seal Beach is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Seal Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Seal Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Seal Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Seal Beach are highly rated.
About Seal Beach...
Population
24,364

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$358,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,848
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Seal Beach 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
    41.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    287.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,024.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Seal Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,917
National
$55,322

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Seal Beach Reviews

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Seal Beach is a small, quaint city on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles, and it is my absolute favorite place to live thus far! The people here are incredibly friendly and inviting, the Main Street restaurants and shops are local and crime is almost non-existent. There are several delicious restaurants to try on Main Street Seal Beach as well as off of Pacific Coast Highway. I always feel so welcomed and happy no matter where I step foot in this city. In addition, there are many families that live here, which makes it a wonderful place to raise kids. I would like to see more community events throughout the year. I think that adding more events in Seal Beach would bring us all closer together. Other than that, this city should be more on the map! It's been life changing living here, and I cannot wait to see how Seal Beach grows!
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If you want a small town feel near LA, this is the place! Less tourists, more locals, but still in beautiful Southern California. It is an older, more quiet community, and we like it that way! Not really for those looking for a lot of excitement.
Seal Beach is the cutest "sleepy town". A lot of retired people live here along with families making it the perfect place to relax and stroll for a walk along the beach. The little small businesses and restaurants that flood the Main Street are diverse and most definitely delicious! Everyone is welcome in Seal Beach and will always be greeted with a smile.