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B- Soledad Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Soledad Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% lower than California
11111% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Soledad cost of living
A Soledad Crime Total crime is 77% lower than California
Total crime
65075% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15475% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-44%Year over year crime is down
Soledad crime
D Soledad Employment Household income is 14% lower than California
Median household income
$54,8781% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$12,11259% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%45% lower than the US average
Soledad employment
D Soledad Housing Home value is 38% lower than California
Median home value
$251,80036% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16823% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%5% lower than the US average
Soledad real estate or Soledad rentals
F Soledad Schools HS graduation rate is 45% lower than California
High school grad. rates
44%47% lower than the US average
School test scores
26%46% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Soledad K-12 schools or Soledad colleges

Living in Soledad, CA

Located in the state of California, Soledad is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,616 residents. 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.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Soledad could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. The best areas in Soledad and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Using data and statistics Soledad has received a livability score of 62 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 28th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Soledad has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B-), crime (B+) and weather (B). Regrettably for Soledad, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D) and housing (D).

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Soledad gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 196 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Soledad. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Soledad are 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. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Soledad will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Soledad, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.8%.

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I have loved living here in Soledad, CA. The weather, of course, is fantastic. It's kind of a small city, so there's not a lot to do here, but I like the quiet. The weather, really, though is the best part. The rain is only really in the winter and in the summer it stays pretty cool. I like that we're close to San Jose and San Francisco, but it is still kind of expensive to live here. There also aren't a lot of options for public schools, but I'm not a parent so that's not a huge concern for me. It's really pretty here, though and if you don't mind the drive, Selinas has a lot of shops and restaurants. I kind of like being a little farther in isolation because it is quieter, but if you want to shop or find nice restaurants or attractions, then Selinas is just 30 miles away.We also don't have to worry about bad weather here like hurricanes or tornados. I've been here for most of my adulthood and we've never had any huge storms.
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