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A+ Lake Elsinore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Elsinore Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than California
Lake Elsinore
12020% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Elsinore cost of living
C Lake Elsinore Crime Total crime is 19% higher than California
Total crime
3,51127% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2927% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Lake Elsinore crime
F Lake Elsinore Employment Household income is 1% lower than California
Median household income
$63,30614% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,19129% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%83% higher than the US average
Lake Elsinore employment
C- Lake Elsinore Housing Home value is 37% lower than California
Median home value
$259,70041% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,30437% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Lake Elsinore real estate or Lake Elsinore rentals
F Lake Elsinore Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than California
High school grad. rates
75%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
30%40% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:142% higher than the US average
Lake Elsinore K-12 schools

Living in Lake Elsinore, CA

Lake Elsinore, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 60,230 people. More than a quarter of the residents of Lake Elsinore identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 33% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Lake Elsinore could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 30 years old is below the nation’s average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Lake Elsinore might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 44% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lake Elsinore could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. The best areas in Lake Elsinore and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

With a livability score of 65 out of 100, Lake Elsinore is ranked #17,488 in the United States and #656 in California. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Lake Elsinore ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A-). There are some categories that Lake Elsinore does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore: Lake Elsinore Storm, The Diamond, Lake Elsinore Casino, and Links at Summerly.

Assuming that Lake Elsinore meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lake Elsinore. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lake Elsinore are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Lake Elsinore come in at $259,700, which is 36.6% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lake Elsinore, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 35.9% lower than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Lake Elsinore area were 6.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.4%.

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I love it here!

I moved to Lake Elsinore in December of 2004. Let me say since I have moved here this city has changed phenomenally for the better. Let's start with the transformation of the lake. It was known in the past for its bad smell. This was all natural reasons. There wasn't enough oxygen in the water so the fish were dying and the algae built up making the lake look green. The city fixed this by putting what is basically giant fans that put oxygen into the water. So now the fish are living therefore there is no smell and they are eating the algae so it isn't green! Also in 2004 there were only about 28k residents. Now there are nearing 55k residents! It was labeled third in most growth for all of California 2012. The city has developed immensly since i first moved here and continues to do so. New neighborhoods like alberhill ranch and mcvicker bring a whole new side to the city that wasn't around 10 years ago. New shopping centers off of central brought great new retail locations to my city. Near the diamond stadium(top of the line semi-pro baseball arena) the area has also developed immensly. I'm proud to see the changes in my city and i don't plan on moving out any time soon. Much develepment is still planned and underway. This city is truly a diamond in the rough that as of recent has been showing its true shine. If your looking to move here do it!!
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