Laguna Beach 85 Exceptional
Laguna Beach Livability #16 ranked city in California#1,086 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas
A+ Laguna Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Laguna Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 82% higher than California
Laguna Beach
255155% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Laguna Beach cost of living
A Laguna Beach Crime Total crime is 43% lower than California
Total crime
1,58136% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6436% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Laguna Beach crime
A- Laguna Beach Employment Household income is 58% higher than California
Median household income
$100,50682% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$80,303169% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
Laguna Beach employment
D+ Laguna Beach Housing Home value is 240% higher than California
Median home value
$1,390,500653% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,028114% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%5% lower than the US average
Laguna Beach real estate or Laguna Beach rentals
A+ Laguna Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 21% higher than California
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
Laguna Beach K-12 schools
A+ Laguna Beach User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Laguna Beach
Overall user rating
100% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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      Living in Laguna Beach, CA

      Laguna Beach is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 23,204 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Laguna Beach is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Laguna Beach is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 51, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Laguna Beach might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 69% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Laguna Beach is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good 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 Laguna Beach, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

      Using data and statistics Laguna Beach has received a livability score of 76/100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Laguna Beach would be considered a very livable city! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Laguna Beach has received high marks for amenities (A+), weather (A+), education (A+) and employment (A-). There are some categories that Laguna Beach ranks poorly for, including: crime (F) and cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Laguna Beach has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, and Main Beach.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Laguna Beach have a test score average of 72%, which is well above the US average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Laguna Beach. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Laguna Beach are affordable. The median home price for Laguna Beach homes is $1,390,500, which is 239.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Laguna Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 13.8, which is 115.6% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Laguna Beach will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Laguna Beach, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 0.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.1%.

      Laguna Beach transportation information

      StatisticLaguna BeachCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute28min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.6%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home15.5%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Laguna Beach, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).