Key findings

  • Eureka has a Livability Score of 56/100, which is considered poor
  • Eureka crime rates are 107% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Eureka is 18% lower than the California average
  • Eureka real estate prices are 41% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Eureka are 35% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Eureka

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Freshwater ElementaryKG - 628362%
      Freshwater Charter Middle School7 - 85350%
      Garfield ElementaryKG - 65850%
      Eureka Senior High9 - 121,07345%
      Washington ElementaryKG - 553541%
      Alder Grove CharterKG - 1233932%
      Catherine L. Zane Middle School6 - 849530%
      Grant ElementaryKG - 528817%
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      Eureka Reviews

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      Life on the Coast: Its a Breeze

      Attractions8/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife6/10
      Dining6/10
      Shopping8/10
      I've lived in Eureka over five years, and it has definitely had it's ups and downs. Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco, and Portland. I knew I wanted to live in a city on the coast, and Eureka did not disappoint in that aspect. One of the best areas in Eureka is the downtown area. It has one of my favorite attractions which is the Sequoia Park Zoo.

      One major issue I've had with the city is the crime rate. While the crimes are not too serious, there are far too many break ins, robberies, and theft for my liking. I have not been victim yet, but I know numerous friends who have been. Keep your belongings close, and lock up anything around your house, do not leave it out.

      Despite that, I still find that I enjoy living in Eureka. When family comes to visit, there are a lot of attractions to visit. Like the numerous museums, and in the summer time the weather isn't too bad, and we can head down for a beautiful walk along the coast.
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      Source: The Eureka, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).