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A+ Seal Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Seal Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than California
Seal Beach
12929% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Seal Beach cost of living
B Seal Beach Crime Total crime is 5% lower than California
Total crime
2,8092% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 362% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Seal Beach crime
B- Seal Beach Employment Household income is 6% lower than California
Median household income
$60,2229% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,95864% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%35% lower than the US average
Seal Beach employment
F Seal Beach Housing Home value is 25% lower than California
Median home value
$308,40067% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,67877% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%17% higher than the US average
Seal Beach real estate or Seal Beach rentals
A+ Seal Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than California
High school grad. rates
93%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
69%39% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Seal Beach K-12 schools

Living in Seal Beach, CA

Located in the state of California, Seal Beach is a moderately-sized city with a population of 24,510 inhabitants. The majority of Seal Beach residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Based on an average age of 58, Seal Beach appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 84% of the population considered married and 74% with kids under the age of 18, Seal Beach could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Seal Beach is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great 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. Finding the best places to live in Seal Beach and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

Seal Beach, CA receives 79 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #104 in California and #2,407 in the USA. Clearly, Seal Beach is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Seal Beach also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Seal Beach has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B-). Seal Beach does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Seal Beach on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 184 crimes per 100,000 residents, Seal Beach has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Knowing that the Seal Beach schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 69%, which is far higher than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Seal Beach is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Seal Beach come in at $308,400, which is 24.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Seal Beach, the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 20.3% lower 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 Seal Beach were 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.6%.

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Compare Seal Beach, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Seal Beach, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach813.82,646
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach803.42,873
The Plaza, Long Beach784.421,865
City College Area, Long Beach785.810,097
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Research Park, Irvine7514.51,438
Los Altos, Long Beach754.313,766
State College Area, Long Beach752.79,427
Naples-Marina Area, Long Beach752.38,881

Best Cities Near Seal Beach, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8532.520,477
Marina del Rey, CA8526.99,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8520.119,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8420.935,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8425.713,324
Hidden Hills, CA8444.11,573
South Pasadena, CA8325.125,936
Newport Beach, CA8312.486,813

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What's So Fun About Seal Beach, CA?

Seal Beach is full of fun and engaging activities, as well as relaxing attractions that can make a day in the city one to remember.

Seal Beach food tours are a wonderful way to experience the creativity of the city, and you can also go sightseeing or walking after enjoying a meal made of fresh ingredients. Naples Island is another attraction, and allows you to see the beauty of the water and natural landscape of the city. If you want to take a walk along the beach, Seal Beach Pier is also a great choice. Or, you can pay a visit to the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, where there are lots of walking paths and ornately groomed trees and shrubs.

If you came to Seal Beach to learn how to surf, you're in luck, M&M Beach Surfing School, where you can also learn windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can enjoy a great meal at Hennessey's Seal Beach is one of the best eateries in the area.
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