San Clemente, CA

Population: 65,082

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  • San Clemente has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • San Clemente crime rates are 44% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in San Clemente is 32% higher than the California average
  • San Clemente real estate prices are 96% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in San Clemente are 31% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in San Clemente

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Vista Del Mar Middle School6 - 861478%
      Vista Del Mar ElementaryKG - 51,11873%
      Truman Benedict ElementaryKG - 567766%
      Bernice Ayer Middle School6 - 889665%
      San Clemente High9 - 123,03664%
      San Onofre ElementaryKG - 864363%
      Concordia ElementaryKG - 566359%
      Shorecliffs Middle School6 - 81,02152%
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      Surfer Town and Cool Place for Families and Empty Nesters

      Attractions6/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife6/10
      Dining6/10
      Shopping7/10
      I've lived here for about 25 years. My kids could walk to the beach and boogie board. It is more laid back than other beach towns. San Clemente has charm and style yet is a practical small city to live in at the same time. We have all the stores one needs, an industrial area tucked away, a car wash etc. but also gourmet restaurants and fine boutiques. The weather is so nice you will want take advadntage of our numerous sidewalk view patio restaurants. The peer is very nice with a popular place to eat at the entrance. You will fall in love with San Clemente. The schools are great and the crime is low. We do have a freeway running through town if that would bother you. It does make it easy to zip here and there. If you like Spanish style homes (our town theme) and palm trees everywhere, please come and check out our great town.
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      San Clemente, CA: The City By The Beach

      Attractions7/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping8/10
      I lived in San Clemente for many years growing up and still live nearby and visit quite often. San Clemente is home to over 63,000 residents. This is a remarkably diverse beach community with lots of culture and beauty. The main attraction in San Clemente is of course the beaches and mainly the San Clemente pier. The pier is the perfect spot to watch the sunset with that special person. Visitors and residents alike can grab a snack and a drink at the shops at the end of the pier, and watch the waves roll in, or if you enjoy fishing you can set up your gear and fish off the edge of the pier. The pier is an excellent place to stop and relax for a while and take in all the beautiful scenery. Enjoy playing golf, San Clemente has several remarkably well maintained and challenging golf courses.

      If camping is your thing, the state park near the beach offers tent, and motor home facilities. Dining in San Clemente is diverse, from small eateries to larger chain restaurants; I never have a problem satisfying my hunger. A wide range of accommodations, both near the beaches, and further inland can be throughout the city. San Mateo State Park offers bike/walking trails to the beach, and San Onofre State Park offers clean camping facilities along old Pacific Coast Highway. The farmers market is a fun place to walk around and see the goods offered by the local merchants.

      As beautiful of a city as San Clemente is, it does have problems. Gang issues have been present since the 1960's and are still present today. The violence, however, is mostly kept between rival gang members. The city outreach programs have made strides in reaching out too and preventing the younger generation of kids from entering the gangs, which has helped reduce the number of gang members and gang related issues.
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      Source: The San Clemente, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).