Escondido

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Escondido is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 149,912 people. With a population density of 4,025 people per square mile, Escondido is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 78% of Escondido residents are White, 7% Asian and 3% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Escondido are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 41% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Escondido residents is 33. 70% of the people in Escondido (over the age of 15) are married and 52% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating 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 Escondido, California. The best areas in Escondido and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Using data and statistics Escondido has received a livability score of 65 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 39th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Escondido ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Escondido does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Escondido real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Escondido. The median home price for Escondido homes is $368,500, which is 10% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Escondido, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 6.2% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Escondido area were 5.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Escondido, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Escondido, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Mar Heights, San Diego8315.96,860
North City, San Diego811412,743
Sabre Springs, San Diego8112.414,559
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego7911.363,341
Rancho Bernadino, San Diego776.844,185
Carmel Mountain, San Diego7510.59,581

Best Cities Near Escondido, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA8414.513,312
Ladera Ranch, CA8243.627,121
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA8145.949,038
Encinitas, CA8012.462,160
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Mar, CA80164,312
Coronado, CA8031.524,852
Carlsbad, CA7916.1112,008
Granite Hills, CA7824.83,071

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Escondido, CA - Hidden Natural Beauty

Attractions8/10
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Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
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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 experience. 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!
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Source: The Escondido, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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