Soledad 69 Good
Soledad Livability #260 ranked city in California#6,865 ranked city in the USARanks better than 76% of areas

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      Living in Soledad, CA

      Soledad is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 25,616 inhabitants. In Soledad, there are 5,803 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Soledad identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 55% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Soledad, California could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. With useful information like crime, cost of living, health & safety, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Soledad and in the areas around Soledad is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 67 out of 100, Soledad is ranked #9,275 in the United States and #313 in California. For each of the livability categories, we know that Soledad ranks very well for crime (A+), employment (B) and housing (A+). Soledad does not do well for the following: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Soledad has a violent crime rate of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Soledad can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      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 attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Soledad is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Soledad come in at $251,800, which is 38.5% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Soledad, the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 28.1% lower than the California average.

      Soledad transportation information

      Statistic Soledad California National
      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home0.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Soledad, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).