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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Signal Hill is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 11,538. Signal Hill is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Signal Hill offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Signal Hill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Signal Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Signal Hill are highly rated.
About Signal Hill...
Population
11,538

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$487,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,398
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Signal Hill Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    576.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    232.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    946.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,224
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    662.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Signal Hill

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,684
National
$55,322
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Signal Hill Reviews

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Nearby freeways, safe and quiet neighborhoods. Between downtown and uptown Long Beach. The beach is less than 3 miles away. Good shoppes and restaurants in the area. Plus there’s a Costco!
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I lived in Signal Hill ever since I was born. I attended Alvarado Elementary School which is one of California's Distinguished Schools. Signal Hill has no crime rate. The police are even bored since there is no crime to stop just charging tickets. Nightlife is fun when there are events Signal Hill plans such as the Concerts in the Park in the Summer. There are so many people working out at Signal Hill. Having areas to work out, bike and hiking trails and parks for the kids. Signal Hill is very Family Friendly because of the planned events are done with families such as Holiday Celebrations and Arts and Crafts. Though I have to say affording a house in Signal Hill is very expensive, making many houses in Signal Hill opened for Real Estate and Average Diversity.
Signal Hill is such a nice city to live in! There are many stores near one another for convince, great parks to visit, friendly neighbors, and an amazing night view on the hill.