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A+ San Dimas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Dimas Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than California
San Dimas
14848% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Dimas cost of living
B+ San Dimas Crime Total crime is 21% lower than California
Total crime
2,32516% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4416% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
San Dimas crime
C+ San Dimas Employment Household income is 24% higher than California
Median household income
$79,08143% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,76420% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
San Dimas employment
D San Dimas Housing Home value is 18% higher than California
Median home value
$481,000160% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,59968% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
San Dimas real estate or San Dimas rentals
C+ San Dimas Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:135% higher than the US average
San Dimas K-12 schools or San Dimas colleges

Living in San Dimas, CA

San Dimas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 34,109 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (66% White). Given that fact, San Dimas could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Dimas are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 14% of the population also speak Spanish. San Dimas is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 62% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in San Dimas is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like crime, cost of living, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in San Dimas and in the areas around San Dimas is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics San Dimas has received a livability score of 74/100. This score is ranked in the 78th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that San Dimas ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (A). There are some categories that San Dimas does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Dimas 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in San Dimas: Raging Waters, Puddingstone Hot Tub Resort, and Pacific Railroad Museum.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. San Dimas gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 194 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Assuming that San Dimas meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Dimas. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Dimas are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in San Dimas come in at $481,000, which is 17.5% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Dimas, the home price to income ratio is 6.1, which is 4.7% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in San Dimas are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for San Dimas homes comes in at 1.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.

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San Dimas: A City with Much to Offer

I loved my time living in San Dimas, CA. The Southern California location meant great weather year-round. The location of San Dimas also meant I was never far from exciting entertainment venues. Within a couple hour drive I could visit the mountains, the gorgeous beaches, an array of amusement parks or even cruise downtown Hollywood.

San Dimas has a charming downtown area with a western vibe to it. The downtown area is full of great eating options and many shops where I could buy anything from antiques to casual clothing or even wedding attire.

Low crime and mild weather makes it safe to walk around the best areas in San Dimas on days when I wanted to get in some exercise. Living in San Dimas friendly faces soon become friends and top-notch multiplexes and large shopping centers make for great places to meet with friends, both new and old. San Dimas is also a pet-friendly city with dog parks and plenty of hiking trails where I would often take my dog out for a day in the sunshine.
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Source: The San Dimas, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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