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A+ Escondido Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Escondido Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
Escondido
13131% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Escondido cost of living
C+ Escondido Crime Total crime is 29% lower than California
Total crime
2,08124% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4924% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Escondido crime
D+ Escondido Employment Household income is 15% lower than California
Median household income
$54,2682% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,39722% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Escondido employment
D- Escondido Housing Home value is 10% lower than California
Median home value
$368,500100% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23730% higher than the US average
Home ownership
49%23% lower than the US average
Escondido real estate or Escondido rentals
F Escondido Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than California
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:129% higher than the US average
Escondido K-12 schools or Escondido colleges

Living in Escondido, CA

Escondido is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 149,912 inhabitants. In Escondido, there are 4,025 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 78%, the majority of the Escondido population is White; this is followed by 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. Escondido tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. Escondido has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 52% have kids.

Are you trying to decide if living in Escondido is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Escondido, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

Escondido, CA receives 65 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #672 in California and #17,764 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Escondido has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Escondido does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Escondido on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Escondido: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing Co., and Lawrence Welk Theater.

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. Real estate appreciation rates in Escondido are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Escondido homes comes in at 5.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.2%.

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Compare Escondido, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Escondido, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Mar Heights, San Diego8415.96,860
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 Diego7610.59,581

Best Cities Near Escondido, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA8514.513,312
Ladera Ranch, CA8243.627,121
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA8245.949,038
Del Mar, CA81164,312
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Encinitas, CA8012.462,160
Coronado, CA8031.524,852
Carlsbad, CA7916.1112,008
Granite Hills, CA7824.83,071

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Escondido, CA - Hidden Natural Beauty

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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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