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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Solana Beach is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 13,370. Solana Beach is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Solana Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
13,370

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,137,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,132
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    909.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Solana Beach

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,821
National
$55,322
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Solana Beach Reviews

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I've lived in San Diego for nearly my entire life, and I've always found my heart resting in my home region of Solana Beach. The sheer energy of this region highly sets it above all others. My neighbors, family, and friends who inhabit this wonderful little town of the beach never seem to have any issues revolving around their home, and have always been exceedingly kindhearted. I take immense pride in being able to be fortunate enough to live in this beautiful region of San Diego, and I would have never wanted to grow up anywhere else.
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I have lived in Solana Beach for my whole life and have come to know and love the tight-knit community that exists here. Though our small town only consists of one free-way offramp, our loving family has attracted people from all walks of life. Although not everything is perfect, in regards to various city restrictions, the people of Solana Beach make it all worth it.
A slow paced beach town, Solana Beach is full of athletes, entrepreneurs and craftsmen. With craft coffee shops, organic cafes, and microbreweries, the dining experience is nothing less than excellent. The kids grow up surfing and swimming and are beautifully connected to the ocean. People are open and friendly, making it a delight to establish new relationships throughout town.