Livability Score

72
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i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (14) F
the Koffie Co
Coffee Shop
Chippy's Diner
Coffee Shop
EscoGelato
Coffee Shop
Escondido Joe's
Coffee Shop
A Delight of France Bakery and Bistro
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
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La Farfalla Cafe
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Mila's Centre City Cafe
Coffee Shop
Blue Mug Coffee & Tea
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Starbucks
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Entertainment (13) F
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
Museum
Patio Playhouse Community & Youtheatre
Theatre Arts
Escondido Museum
Museum
Mathes Center
Theatre Arts
California Center For The Arts Escondido
Theatre Arts
Regal Escondido Stadium 16
Cinema
Center for the Performing Arts, Escondido
Theatre Arts
Wilson Stadium
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Dick Disney Field
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Club Tropics
Nightclub
Queen Califia's Magic Circle
Art Gallery
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Food and Drink (88) A+
Wienerschnitzel
Fast Food
See's Candies
Sweets
Dulcería Ninaz
Sweets
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jorge's Mexican Food
Fast Food
Rally's Hamburgers
Fast Food
Taqueria Morelos Mexican Food
Fast Food
Carl's Jr. / Green Burrito
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Farmer Boys
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Quiznos
Fast Food
El Indio de Tijuana
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Yummy Hawaiian Grill
Fast Food
George Burgers
Fast Food
Dees Sports Tavern
Bar
R. O' Sullivan's Irish Pub & Steakhouse
Bar
Del Taco
Fast Food
Swirlz Candy & Novelty Emporium
Sweets
Fatte's Pizza
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Downtown Deli
Fast Food
Fitness (6) F
Joslyn Senior Center
Community Centre
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
East Valley Community Center
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Be fitness
Gym
Groceries (29) A+
Wedeking's Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Vallarta
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Ortiz Bakery
Bakery
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Northgate Market
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
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Panadería Lara
Bakery
Vons
Grocery Store
Talone Meat Market
Butcher
Vons
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Eduardo Produce
Grocery Store
Talone Custom Slaughter
Butcher
Marie Callender's
Bakery
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Jimbo's Naturally
Grocery Store
Coco's Bakery
Bakery
Vons
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Donout Star
Bakery
Parks (111) A+
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Shops (154) A+
Kwik Stop
Convenience Store
Lena's Liquor
Convenience Store
Ash & Washington Liquor
Convenience Store
Superheroes In Training
Books
Hidden Valley Bicycle Store
Bicycle
Damari's Boutique
Fashion
Qwik Korner
Convenience Store
Rafaela's
Hairdresser
Vivian's Quality Furniture
Furniture
Nails by Laura
Beauty
Cathy's Canine
Pets
Shapes For Hair
Hairdresser
Snack 'n' Bottle Shop
Convenience Store
Los Charros #2 Barber Shop/Peluqueria
Hairdresser
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Convenience Store
D'Reyna Boutique
Fashion
Perfection Nails & Hair
Beauty
Korner Market
Convenience Store
K&S Market
Convenience Store
Mattress Discounters
Furniture
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Fallas Paredes
Clothing
Escondido Village
Mall
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Good Nutrition
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Escondido.
Public Transit Stops (205)
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Workers Taking Public Transit
2.0%
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Escondido is 133/100 - which is 5% lower than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
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Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime C

Escondido crime rates are 2,140 per 100k, which is 25% lower than California
Property Crime
1,795 crimes per 100k
C
Violent Crime
345 crimes per 100k
C
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employment B-

The median income in Escondido is $65,326 - which is 2% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$65,326
C
Unemployment Rate
3.0%
D+
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health C-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (36)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Neighborhood Healthcare
Clinic
Centro Medico Escondido
Clinic
Neighborhood Healthcare
Clinic
San Diego Dental Care
Dentist
Hidden Valley Orthodontics
Dentist
Leilani S. Alarcon, D.D.S., Inc.
Dentist
AC Dental
Dentist
Ash Dental Arts
Dentist
The Smile Gallery - Dr. Bainer
Dentist
Grand Dentistry
Dentist
Fire Station #7
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Escondido Police
Police
A+ Dental
Dentist
DaVita Dialysis
Clinic
Goodwill
Pharmacy
Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters
Police
Fire Station #1
Fire Station
Palomar College Police
Police
Fire Station #2
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
U.S. Health Works Medical Group
Clinic
Escondido Smiles
Dentist
Citracado Dental Group
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing C-

Escondido home prices are $473,700 - which is 16% higher than California
Home Price
$473,700
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
22%
B+
Home Affordability
7.3x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B

The Escondido graduation rate is 72% - which is 10% lower than California
School Test Scores
38%
High School Grad. Rates
72%
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Elementary Schools (44) A+
Mission Middle
Farr Avenue Elementary
Pioneer Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Rose Elementary
Conway Elementary
Epiphany Prep Charter
Kings Academy
Epiphany Prep Charter
Epiphany Prep Charter
Central Elementary
Heritage K-8 Charter
Heritage K-8 Charter
Oak Hill Elementary
St Mary'S School
Glen View Elementary
Escondido Christian School
Calvin Christian School
Heritage Digital Academy Charter Middle
Rincon Middle
Grace Christian School (Changed The Name 6/15)
Rock Springs Elementary
Juniper Elementary
Felicita Elementary
Escondido Adventist Academy
High Schools (18) D-
Classical Academy High
Classical Academy High
Kings Academy
Escondido Charter High
Escondido Charter High
Escondido High
Escondido Christian School
Calvin Christian School
Orange Glen High
Escondido Adventist Academy
Dimensions Collaborative
Dehesa Charter
Balboa School
Valley High (Continuation)
Del Lago Academy - Campus Of Applied Science
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ratings A+

Escondido has an overall rating of 83% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
C+
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Escondido Area Facts

  • Escondido has a Livability Score of 72/100, which is considered excellent
  • Escondido crime rates are 25% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Escondido is 5% lower than the California average
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Escondido, CA - Hidden Natural Beauty 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 30, 2010) Ever since the first time I visited California, I had a good impression and after visiting the wonderful city of Escondido I can still say the same! Escondido is a beautiful city which blends modern design with the elegant natural surroundings to create an overall pleasant experi ...Read More ence.

I like nature just as much as the next guy but when I visited Escondido I was taken by the wonderful natural surroundings. Escondido is situated about 18 miles from the waterfront and lies in a valley of beautiful avocado and citrus groves. Naturally my favorite part of my stay was a tour through a gorgeous Citrus grove located just off the side of a mountain valley in Escondido. It was stunning to see nature at its best and Escondido is a brilliant example of a city that embraces its surroundings rather than change them!

The community is gorgeous and the city area is lined with beautiful natural modern design, I was particularly impressed by the use of fountains throughout the cityscape. There is an incredible amount of restaurants in Escondido ranging from authentic French cuisine through classic American style; don't forget the seafood too! Read Less
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Escondido, CA

Escondido is a San Diego suburb that has grown into a city of over 150,000 residents thanks to the high quality of life that it offers those who rent or buy a home in the area. It is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, and it is blessed with natural scenery that is truly unique. The city is smaller than Oceanside to the west, but larger than Carlsbad. Escondido has experienced steady growth in the last decade. This growth has been supported by new construction of housing that is more affordable than areas along the county's coast.

Palomar Medical Center provides medical services to the city's 150,000 residents as well as employment opportunities for doctors, nurses, and medical administrative staff. The city also has a large number of car dealers that offer great deals on the hottest cars on the market and employment for the men and women who sell and service vehicles. The public school system rounds out the list of top employers in the area.

Traffic in Escondido is not as bad as it is in other areas of the county. Interstate 15 is the main freeway that is accessible from Escondido. The freeway has a handful of exits in the city that make it easy to get to the main attractions in the city and other neighboring communities. The Escondido Transit Center is the main hub for all bus and shuttle service in the city. There are a number of fixed routes that are operated on a regular basis for those who do not want to get behind the wheel and drive seven days of the week. Cycling is also a popular mode of transportation in Escondido since there are a handful of bike paths that separate cyclists from motorists.

South Boulevard, Eureka, and Vineyard are a few of the neighborhoods that are worth checking out as you are starting your homework to rent or buy a home. Each of these areas are known for the safety and quiet that they are able to provide to residents. Escondido has a reputation for quality education, and Bernardo Elementary, Del Lago Academy, and Escondido Charter are some of the best public and private schools in the area.

The Mount Woodson Trail offers an escape from the city into nature along a stunning network of trails that take you high into the mountains that tower over the city. Queen Califa's Magical Circus is a place that is attractive to children and their parents. It is home to a number of unique statues that are built from a child's perspective and way of thinking. The San Diego County Children's Discovery Museum is another place that caters to young visitors.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Escondido? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Entertainment

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
Patio Playhouse Community & Youtheatre
Escondido Museum
Mathes Center
California Center For The Arts Escondido
Regal Escondido Stadium 16
Center for the Performing Arts, Escondido
Wilson Stadium

Food & Drink

Wienerschnitzel
See's Candies
Dulcería Ninaz
McDonald's
Jorge's Mexican Food
Rally's Hamburgers
Taqueria Morelos Mexican Food
Carl's Jr. / Green Burrito

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Escondido? Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Escondido.
Drive to Work
78%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Escondido a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Palomar Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Goodwill
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

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