La Selva Beach 56 Below average
La Selva Beach Livability #791 ranked city in California#22,150 ranked city in the USARanks better than 24% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in La Selva Beach

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in La Selva Beach?

La Selva Beach is a small-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 2,544 people. According to the most recent Census, 90% of La Selva Beach residents are White, 1% American Indian and Alaskan and 0% Black. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in La Selva Beach entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 30 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in La Selva Beach, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around La Selva Beach, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, commute, health & safety, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics La Selva Beach has received a livability score of 58/100. This score is ranked in the 34th percentile when compared to all other cities. This score ranks well below the United States average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that La Selva Beach ranks very well for crime (A+) and employment (A+). La Selva Beach does not rank well for the following: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to La Selva Beach is real estate affordability. The median home price for La Selva Beach homes is $963,100, which is 135.3% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in La Selva Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.5, which is 48.4% higher than the California average.

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      La Selva Beach transportation information

      Statistic La Selva Beach California National
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool2.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home9.6%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The La Selva Beach, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).