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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Solana Beach is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 13,362. Solana Beach is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Solana Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Solana Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Solana Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Solana Beach are highly rated.
About Solana Beach...
Population
13,362

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,103,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,990
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Solana 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    502
    500
  • Theft
    1,049
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Solana Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,864
National
$55,322
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Solana Beach Reviews

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I loved living three blocks from the ocean here. Grocery stores and restaurants were very close also. The temperature here was usually bearable, not too hot and very nice year round. The only set back I found was the commute time from Mira Mesa where I worked. Around three pm is when the traffic was at a slow crawl. I attended college at Mira Mesa community college which the traffic wasn't too bad before 7am. There was some night life that was very close. The Belly Up bar was within walking distance from me and always had bands and special events going on there. The beach was within walking distance, but straight down from Lomas Santa Fe the tide keeps you from venturing directly onto the beach from that location.
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I have lived in this city for 17 years. It is absolutely wonderful! The close beach assess is awesome and the community is great! I love being able to be so close to the ocean. It is a small town feeling with close access to other cities and downtown San Diego.
We have everything we could need in our little town with favorite stores,great schools,restaurants and nite life. Not to mention right by the beach! We also love the quick easy access to the freeway and that our town cannot get any bigger. We love everything about Solana Beach and have lived here for 28 years and raised our 2 kids here.