Dana Point 65 Good
Dana Point Livability #377 ranked city in California#11,365 ranked city in the USARanks better than 61% of areas

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      Living in Dana Point, CA

      Located in the state of California, Dana Point is a moderately-sized city with a population of 34,009 inhabitants. Dana Point has a population density of 5,244 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Dana Point is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Based on an average age of 49, Dana Point appears to be well-suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Dana Point might be a good fit as 82% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 71% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Dana Point, California. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. With useful information like amenities, commute, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Dana Point and in the areas around Dana Point is a much easier task.

      Dana Point, CA receives 65 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #377 in California and #11,365 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Dana Point ranks very well for crime (A+) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Dana Point. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F).

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Dana Point has a violent crime rate of 95 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Dana Point meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Dana Point. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Dana Point are simply unattainable. The median home price for Dana Point homes is $780,300, which is 90.6% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Dana Point, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.3, which is 45.3% higher than the California average.

      Dana Point transportation information

      Statistic Dana Point California National
      Average one way commute28min30min27min
      Workers who drive to work70.8%72.1%74.9%
      Workers who carpool5.3%10.0%8.9%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%4.6%4.6%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.8%0.5%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.5%2.6%
      Working from home18.6%8.4%7.3%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Dana Point, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).