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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Seaside is a town in California with a population of 34,259. Seaside is in Monterey County. Living in Seaside offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Seaside there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Seaside and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Seaside are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$413,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,599
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Seaside 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
    150.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    234.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,042.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    208.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Seaside

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,653
National
$55,322
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Seaside Reviews

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I love the diversity, overall! It's a bit like family here once you get to know people. The climate is not too hot, not too cold (I recommend bringing a sweater once in a while). You get to see the beautiful Monterey Bay from any distance! When it comes to road safety, it is not too bad; just make sure to watch where you are walking and you should be fine. I strongly recommend visiting Baldemiros Taco Shop (try their burritos ;) ) and Harumi (try their ramen XD ) because you will be satisfied! Public schooling is just about average. Seaside is home to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) which is a pretty good university to attend if you like the area and what it has to offer!

Overall, please come and visit Seaside, California! We would love to have you!

Thank you so much,

Current Resident of Seaside, CA
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Seaside is a wonderful beachside community. Environmentally friendly, the city of Seaside offers a healthy alternative to stressful living. Beaches, mountains, and bike trails offer a wide variety of outdoor activities for people of all ages. A close-knit and inclusively diverse community, Seaside's small-town vibe brings the community together for festivals and parades, concerts and local community gatherings. Nestled in between Monterey and Santa Cruz, Seaside is about family, friends, and fun. A great place to raise a family and call home.
Seaside is a small city right next to the beautiful and scenic Monterey Bay, California. But of course, Seaside is beautiful its own way as well! The people are nice and friendly, and its easy to find your self right at home in this little town.