Livability Score

66
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities D

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (5) F
The Coffee Corner
Coffee Shop
Kaffee Meister - Santee Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Daboba
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Boba Joy
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Chainline Brew Café
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Memo's Golden Bagel
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Santee Drive-In
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Stagehouse Theatre
Theatre Arts
Parkway Bowl
Bowling Alley
Regal Parkway Plaza 18
Cinema
Food and Drink (44) D-
Mr. Liquor
Alcohol
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Gor Gai Thai Kitchen
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Pepper Farm Deli
Deli
Panda Express
Fast Food
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Rubio's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
Wienerschnitzel
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Mary's Donuts
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Submarina
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Fitness (3) F
Cameron Family YMCA
Community Centre
Chuze Fitness
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
The Camp Transformation Center
Gym
24 Hour Fitness Super Sport
Gym
Lakeside Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (5) F
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Smart & Final Extra!
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Smart & Final Extra!
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Vons 2366
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Garden Farms Market
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Ol' Rodeo's Market
Grocery Store
Parks (42) A+
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Playground
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Playground
Rio Seco Ball Field
Park
Town Center Ball Field
Park
Town Center Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Town Center Community Park East
Park
North Town Center Park
Park
Mast Park
Park
Mast Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
Polo Barn Park
Park
Woodglen Vista Park
Park
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Park
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Park
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Park
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Shops (36) C+
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
East County BMX
Bicycle
76
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Ross
Department Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Skechers
Shoes
Sunny Nails & Spa
Beauty
Target
Department Store
Q's Spa & Nail Bar
Beauty
Walmart
Department Store
Walmart
Department Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Tillys
Clothing
PetSmart
Pets
Eyeglass World
Optician
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
DSW
Shoes
Stevie the Salon
Hairdresser
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Bed Bath & Beyond
Houseware
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Old Navy
Clothing
Bath & Body Works
Beauty
Sephora
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.4% take public transportation in Santee.
Public Transit Stops (67)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Santee Town Center
Transit Station
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Workers Taking Public Transit
1.4%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Santee is 151/100 - which is 8% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B+

Santee crime rates are 1,159 per 100k, which is 59% lower than California
Property Crime
900 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
259 crimes per 100k
B
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employment A+

The median income in Santee is $85,826 - which is 35% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$85,826
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.5%
C+
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health F

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (4)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
City Of Santee Fire Station 5
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Police
Woodside Dental
Dentist
Fresenius Kidney Care Fletcher Parkway
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lakeside Fire Protection District Admin & Station 2
Fire Station
Fire Station #7
Fire Station
Dental Arts San Diego
Dentist
Leo's Lakeside Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lakeside Fire Protection District Station 1
Fire Station
Lakeside Fire Protection District Station 1 - Apparatus Bay
Fire Station
El Cajon Family Dental
Dentist
Dental Expressions
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A-

Santee home prices are $478,000 - which is 17% higher than California
Home Price
$478,000
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
24%
A+
Home Affordability
5.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Santee graduation rate is 89% - which is 12% higher than California
School Test Scores
53%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
89%
B+
Elementary Schools (11) F
Rio Seco Elementary
Carlton Hills Elementary
Cajon Park Elementary
Santee Alternative
Santee Success Program
Sycamore Canyon Elementary
Hill Creek Elementary
Pride Academy At Prospect Avenue
Carlton Oaks Elementary
Montessori Discovery School
Chet F. Harritt Elementary
Learning Academy
Lakeside Early Advantage Preschool
Pepper Drive Elementary
Lakeside Middle
Flying Hills Elementary
Lakeside Farms Elementary
Lakeside Union Alternative Education
Riverview Elementary
Magnolia Elementary
Eucalyptus Hills Elementary
Winter Gardens Elementary
Our Lady Of Grace Elementary School
Gage Elementary
Fletcher Hills Elementary
High Schools (2) F
Santana High
Fred Finch Youth Center
West Hills High
Merit Academy
Idea Center
Chaparral High
River Valley Charter
River Valley Charter
Grossmont Middle College High
Grossmont Secondary
Grossmont Secondary
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ratings A

Santee has an overall rating of 81% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
A
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Come Home To Beautiful Santee, CA 4 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 23, 2012) Having lived in Santee, CA, I can tell you that it's not a tourist town, but there are definitely some great things to do. With only about 53,000 people, the city of Santee has a nice small town feel to it, with tight knit communities. In the summer time, you can feel the city co ...Read More me alive, with all the great entertainment and outdoor activities. If you like the suburbs, and enjoy the outdoors, then you'll definitely like living in Santee.

Do you enjoy golfing? If so, then head over to the Carlton Oaks Golf Course. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking, with lazy creeks and peaceful lakes, surrounded by rolling hills. There's also a lodge there, if you wish to stay overnight, but I really didn't care for it. The rooms are a bit outdated, and the food was just OK. There are plenty of other things to do though. In the summer time, there are free concerts in the park that are a blast. You can also go rock climbing at the Santee Boulders, or camping and fishing at Santee Lakes Regional Park. In the fall there's the Santee Wine and Bluegrass Festival, with fun activities for the whole family.

If you're thinking about moving to Santee, you won't regret it. Aside from the outdoor activities, you'll find plentiful shopping at the Trolley Square, which has all of the top name brand stores. There's also an abundance of places to eat. You'll find plenty of local restaurants as well as the usual franchise chains. If you're in the mood for steak, I recommend Pinnacle Peak. Their prices are really affordable, and their cowboy steaks are delicious. The only thing lacking about this city is the nightlife, though there are about a hand full of clubs that are pretty fun and trendy. Read Less
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D Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Santee? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Rio Seco Ball Field
Town Center Ball Field
Town Center Community Park
Unknown Name
Town Center Community Park East
North Town Center Park

Entertainment

Santee Drive-In
Unknown Name
Stagehouse Theatre
Parkway Bowl
Regal Parkway Plaza 18

Food & Drink

Mr. Liquor
Jack in the Box
Del Taco
Subway
Gor Gai Thai Kitchen
McDonald's
Pepper Farm Deli
Panda Express

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Santee? Of all people who commute, 1.4% take public transportation in Santee.
Drive to Work
82%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

C- Health & Safety

Is Santee a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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