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2024 Best Suburbs to Live in the San Diego Area

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  1. #4 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    Encinitas

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    165 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We love living here. We are originally from Santa Barbara and Australia. This feels a bit like both. We were lucky to be able to buy our house before the prices got away from us. I've heard it is...The last mayor told me an interesting statistic that stuck with me. This was before Covid. She said that 95% of of the residents work outside of Encinitas. And 95% of the workers in Encinitas live....

    Read 165 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 61,942,

  2. #7 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    Rancho Santa Fe

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Rancho Santa Fe is small and tight-knit town. There are plenty of community events throughout the year, such as concerts, farmer's markets, and holiday celebrations. Another great thing about Rancho Santa Fe is its location. The town is situated just a few miles from the coast, which means residents can enjoy all the benefits of beach living without the crowds...In terms of education, Rancho Santa Fe has some of the best public and private schools in the area. Overall, Rancho Santa Fe is a wonderful place to live. It offers a high quality of life, a strong sense of community, and plenty of opportunities for recreation and education. If you are looking for....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 3,033,

  3. #10 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    La Mesa

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    221 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to La Mesa a few years ago and have enjoyed it since day one. My neighborhood is amazing. I have friendly neighbors, the streets are clean and the area around my house is filled with lush....

    Read 221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 60,888,

  4. #12 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    Chula Vista

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    815 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Chula Vista, California, boasts stunning weather and picturesque beaches that draw residents and visitors alike to its shores. The perpetual sunshine and mild temperatures create an idyllic setting....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 276,103,

  5. #14 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    Santee

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    179 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Outdoor Activities: Santee is home to several parks, including Santee Lakes Regional Park, where residents and visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, and picnicking. The city also has a network of...Sports and Recreation: Sports enthusiasts may appreciate the sports facilities in Santee, such as the Sportsplex USA Santee, which offers baseball and softball fields, batting cages, and indoor...Events and Festivals: Santee hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year. These events can range from holiday celebrations to local fairs, providing opportunities for residents...Shopping and Dining: The city has a mix of shopping centers and local businesses. Residents can explore a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops in the community..

    Read 179 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 59,497,

  6. #15 Best Suburbs to Live in San Diego Area.

    Oceanside

    Suburb of San Diego, CA,

    490 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My overall experience with Oceanside has been incredibly positive. The laid-back atmosphere and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to live. I've found the residents to be very...If I were to share my experience with others, I would highlight the welcoming community, the laid-back lifestyle, and the diverse culture. Additionally, the beautiful beaches serve as a major....

    Read 490 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 173,722,

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