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Solana Beach
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Solana Beach is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 13,301. 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.

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About Solana Beach...
Population
13,301

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,333,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,372
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Solana Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    67.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    30
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    329.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    697.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Solana Beach

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,904
National
$64,994

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