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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Soledad is a town in California with a population of 25,603. Soledad is in Monterey County. Living in Soledad offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Soledad and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$293,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Soledad 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
    148.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    297.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    43%
    13%

Working in Soledad

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,917
National
$55,322
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Soledad Reviews

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Soledad is one of the safest places to live in California. Additionally, the air quality is excellent according to the EPA. Also, the town has many different schools. I would never have imagined that a town with such a small population would have so many elementary schools. This is an excellent attribute of Soledad in that it guarantees a favorable student-to-teacher ratio. Indeed affordability, air quality and sunshine, and the abundance of schools make Soledad, CA a family friendly town.
Conversely, Soledad is still very under-developed. There are very few mainstay retail stores (Target, Safeway etc..) which means that options can be very limited. There is only one grocery store and it does not carry some of the items found in large-chain grocery stores. It also lacks basic entertainment such as a movie theater or a bowling alley. The town is in need of more entertainment attractions so that local residents don't have to go out of town to be entertained.
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Soledad is a good place to live, and there are many activities to do around the area. One can take up a day to go hiking in Pinnacles National Monument, and one can explore the La Mission Nuestra Soledad. We are close the ocean a few miles up north. The community and neighborhood are safe. People are always out and about going about their day. There are many elemteraies around Soledad, so schools are never far from anyone. There is a variety of shopping centers to eat and dine.
The neighborhood is quite and peaceful. There's hardly any noise, except from the high school during games or other events. I still live there, but I go to college out of state so I'm not home often to hear the serenity. It's very close to Soledad High School and not too far from the Main Street Middle School or Rose Ferrero. It's a calm neighborhood right next to a park as well. There have been a few accidents there, but very minimal. I like it very much. It's not the greatest place, but it is nicer than other neighborhoods. It's not in the poorer area nor the rich side of town, but it's in between.