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A+ San Juan Capistrano Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Juan Capistrano Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than California
San Juan Capistrano
16262% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Juan Capistrano cost of living
A- San Juan Capistrano Crime Total crime is 51% lower than California
Total crime
1,45147% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6947% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
San Juan Capistrano crime
B- San Juan Capistrano Employment Household income is 24% higher than California
Median household income
$79,39344% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,38435% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
San Juan Capistrano employment
F San Juan Capistrano Housing Home value is 44% higher than California
Median home value
$590,500220% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,74984% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%17% higher than the US average
San Juan Capistrano real estate or San Juan Capistrano rentals
D San Juan Capistrano Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than California
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
San Juan Capistrano K-12 schools

Living in San Juan Capistrano, CA

San Juan Capistrano, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 36,006 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (71% White). Given that fact, San Juan Capistrano could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Juan Capistrano are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 33% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 83% of the population considered married and 59% with kids under the age of 18, San Juan Capistrano could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in San Juan Capistrano could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around San Juan Capistrano, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

San Juan Capistrano, CA receives 71/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #340 in California and #9,473 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, San Juan Capistrano has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (A+) and employment (B-). On a less positive note, San Juan Capistrano does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F), education (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Juan Capistrano 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 interesting things to do and attractions include: Mission San Juan Capistrano, ZOOMARS Petting Zoo, and San Juan Hills Country Club.

Assuming that San Juan Capistrano meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Juan Capistrano. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Juan Capistrano are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in San Juan Capistrano come in at $590,500, which is 44.3% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Juan Capistrano, the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in San Juan Capistrano were 4.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%.

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Compare San Juan Capistrano, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around San Juan Capistrano, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Great Park, Irvine8610.8185
Turtle Rock, Irvine8113.410,223
Oak Creek, Irvine8113.911,939
Woodbridge, Irvine8014.925,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
University Park, Irvine8014.48,436
West Park, Irvine8015.823,037
Uc Irvine, Irvine7914.514,912
Turtle Ridge, Irvine7612.83,764

Best Cities Near San Juan Capistrano, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA854213,312
Newport Beach, CA8317.886,813
Laguna Woods, CA838.916,347
Irvine, CA8214246,992
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Aliso Viejo, CA826.950,219
Ladera Ranch, CA823.527,121
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA829.649,038
Encinitas, CA8038.462,160

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San Juan Capistrano - within the view of mission

San Juan Capistrano is a historic city that branches out from the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Living and working here is a treat. With sea breezes, rolling hillsides, and historic architecture, San Juan Capistrano is full of fun shops, unique restaurants, and great people. Spend time in the mission district, including taking a tour of the mission and the historic buildings surrounding the mission, watching the swallows leave the mission annually, and stroll through the historic Los Rios District with tea houses, antique shops, and art galleries.

Located just off the 5 freeway, you can get here from most cities in the southland. With a major Amtrak station, you can take public transit to get here - and spend even more time exploring the city. Within the city, you can enjoy new restaurants, such as Sun Dried Tomatoes, favorite watering holes (Five Wines wine bar) and listen to music a the renowned Coach House Concert Hall. Come visit this great city now!
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Source: The San Juan Capistrano, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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