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A Lakeside Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lakeside Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than California
12828% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lakeside cost of living
F Lakeside Crime Total crime is 18% higher than California
Total crime
3,48827% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2927% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Lakeside crime
D+ Lakeside Employment Household income is 2% higher than California
Median household income
$65,25618% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,9796% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%18% higher than the US average
Lakeside employment
D+ Lakeside Housing Home value is 14% lower than California
Median home value
$350,00089% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16423% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Lakeside real estate or Lakeside rentals
F Lakeside Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than California
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
33%33% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Lakeside K-12 schools

Living in Lakeside, CA

Lakeside is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 21,488 people. With a population density of 3,117 people per square mile, Lakeside is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Lakeside is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Lakeside might be a good fit as 72% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 61% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Lakeside is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Lakeside and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Lakeside to California and the national average.

Using data and statistics Lakeside has received a livability score of 61 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 22nd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lakeside has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A) and weather (B+). Lakeside does not fare well for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lakeside, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Barona Casino, Barona Creek Golf Club, and Oma's Pumpkin Patch.

Lakeside 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 Lakeside. The median home price for Lakeside homes is $350,000, which is 14.5% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lakeside, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 15.6% lower 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 Lakeside will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Lakeside, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.2%.

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Compare Lakeside, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lakeside, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sabre Springs, San Diego8112.714,559
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego7915.363,341
San Carlos, San Diego799.814,460
Del Cerro, San Diego7810.76,238
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allied Gardens, San Diego7711.48,906
Rancho Bernadino, San Diego7715.944,185
Carmel Mountain, San Diego7613.49,581
Lake Murray, San Diego748.120,476

Best Cities Near Lakeside, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA8522.513,312
Del Mar, CA81224,312
Encinitas, CA8024.862,160
Coronado, CA802024,852
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carlsbad, CA7933.2112,008
Granite Hills, CA783.73,071
Rancho Santa Fe, CA7820.72,763
Mount Laguna, CA7727.813

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Things to Do in Lakeside, CA

If you'll be visiting Lakeside soon, you'll find a number of interesting attractions in the area. If you live in Lakeside and are planning for friends to visit, you likely won't have trouble finding fun activities that everyone will enjoy.

For a relaxing vacation that involves a little gambling, Barona Resort and Casino is the perfect location. There are lots of luxury amenities on site, including swimming and a workout center. You can also enjoy nature at Santee Lakes, a wonderful location for taking a walk or having a picnic. Summers Past Farms is another family-friendly location that celebrates the beauty of native crops. You'll also get lots of meal ideas from the fresh fruits and vegetables on the farm.

Lakeside is also home of the Creation and Earth History Museum, which exhibits spiritual principles that are sometimes displayed in various aspects of the earth's development. You can also end the day at the Santee Drive-In, where you can enjoy your favorite movies under the stars.
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Source: The Lakeside, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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