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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Seal Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 24,510. Seal Beach is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Seal Beach offers residents a suburban 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
24,510

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,758
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Seal Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    375.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,053.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Seal Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,401
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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Seal beach is a chill, relaxed, hip community by the sea. Main Street, the beach and the Municipal Pier are the main attractions. On Main street you can find some delicious places to eat! My favorites include The Crema Café, Walt's Wharf, Nick's Deli and Slice of New York Pizza. Seal Beach seems like it moves at a slower pace and that's a good thing.
I have nothing but positive things to say about my town! Small town beach community with the convenience of being centrally located between Orange County and Los Angeles. Schools are top notch and the community very close knit that offers many events. Our tiny Main Street and surrounding shopping centers have amazing options for restaurants and bars. Cost of living is a little higher than average but the benefits of living close to the beach make up for the extra costs.