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A+ Spring Valley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Spring Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than California
Spring Valley
13434% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Spring Valley cost of living
F Spring Valley Crime Total crime is 22% higher than California
Total crime
3,59230% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2830% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is n/a
Spring Valley crime
D Spring Valley Employment Household income is 5% lower than California
Median household income
$60,60010% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$25,59314% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%34% higher than the US average
Spring Valley employment
D Spring Valley Housing Home value is 7% lower than California
Median home value
$380,100106% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,42450% higher than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Spring Valley real estate or Spring Valley rentals
C Spring Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average

Living in Spring Valley, CA

Spring Valley, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 30,128 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,106 people per square mile, Spring Valley is well above the nation's average density level. At 68%, the majority of the Spring Valley population is White; this is followed by 13% Black and 6% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Spring Valley are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish.

Living in Spring Valley can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Spring Valley and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Spring Valley to California and the national average.

Spring Valley has a livability score of 64/100 and is ranked #692 in California and #18,247 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Spring Valley ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). The bad news for Spring Valley, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), employment (D) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Spring Valley 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.

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 Spring Valley is actually affordable. The median home price for Spring Valley homes is $380,100, which is 7.1% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Spring Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Spring Valley are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Spring Valley homes comes in at 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.5%.

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Compare Spring Valley, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Spring Valley, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Carlos, San Diego796.614,460
Del Cerro, San Diego786.66,238
Mira Mesa, San Diego7815.771,228
Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego7710.81,083
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Eastlake Trails, Chula Vista776.41,332
Bonita Long Canyon, Chula Vista775.22,819
Allied Gardens, San Diego778.68,906
Eastlake Woods, Chula Vista765.61,986

Best Cities Near Spring Valley, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Solana Beach, CA8524.413,312
Del Mar, CA8123.14,312
Encinitas, CA8027.762,160
Coronado, CA8012.424,852
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carlsbad, CA7936.7112,008
Granite Hills, CA786.53,071
Rancho Santa Fe, CA7824.22,763
Mount Laguna, CA7733.513

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Just drove La Mesa and Spring Valley. Old, poor street lights, roads sketchy. Saw some cops breaking up a crackhead hang out, turned down a street and noticed some prostitutes. How do I know they were? Yah ok sure. Stopped at a few stores and not impressed with any of it. Lots of spray paint and tagging. Maybe some gated communities are nice but you still have to grocery shop outside those gates. Based off 77 score I'd say No way. More like 57. But hey opinions are like yah....go drive around enjoy. I'm not paying $580K to live there. Good luck
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Spring Valley California: Natural Spring Enjoyment!

Spring Valley California is an area known for its natural spring historical landmark. I welcomed the sunny environment and a robust sense of safety while living in Spring Valley California. The city is an extension of San Diego County and claims to have over 100,000 citizens.

I really had a memorable and great time living there. Education, employment, and housing are all positive facets of the city. The economy is solid, however, the cost of living seemed to grow higher an higher over time. The city is about 120 miles away from star-studded Los Angeles, and it offers relatively enjoyable amenities. Families and single adults find Balboa Park to be common grounds in the community. One of my favored and best areas in Spring Valley California is called La Jolla. This is a fairly upscale beach outlet that boasts miles and miles of sheer fun. It also houses the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a historic remnant of the University of California San Diego.
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Source: The Spring Valley, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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