Here are some fun statistics about the neighborhoods of San Diego.

Top ten areas with the best public schools

Schools in California are ranked by the state on a one to ten scale based on overall school performance. A ten ranking means that the school is in the top 10% of all schools in the state while a one ranking means the school is on the bottom 10%. This list ranks neighborhoods by the average ranking of all the schools in the neighborhood.
  1. Torrey Highlands
  2. Del Mar Heights
  3. Miramar Ranch North
  4. Sunset Cliffs
  5. Carmel Valley
  6. Del Cerro
  7. Mission Hills
  8. Carmel Mountain
  9. Rancho Penasquitos
  10. La Jolla


Top Ten Areas with the best public transit service

San Diego is served by the San Diego Trolley and by busses. This list ranks neighborhoods by the density of public transit service - in other words, how far does the average person have to walk from their house to catch a bus or train.
  1. Gaslamp
  2. Core / Columbia
  3. Park West
  4. East Village
  5. Horton Plaza
  6. Little Italy
  7. Harborview
  8. Teralta East
  9. Cortez
  10. Grant Hill


Top Ten Areas with the highest college graduation rates

This list ranks neighborhoods according to the percentage of residents that have completed a four year college or higher level of education.
  1. Carmel Valley
  2. Torrey Preserve
  3. Torrey Pines
  4. Del Mar Heights
  5. Torrey Highlands
  6. North City
  7. Miramar Ranch North
  8. La Jolla Village
  9. La Jolla
  10. Rancho Penasquitos


Top ten areas most at risk for wildfires

San Diego County tracks wildfires going back to the 1800s. This list ranks neighborhoods according to the number of times that they have been hit by fires over the last 100 or so years.
  1. San Pasqual
  2. Scripps Ranch
  3. Rancho Bernardo
  4. Rancho Penasquitos
  5. Carmel Valley
  6. Rancho Encantada
  7. Black Mountain Ranch
  8. Tierrasanta
  9. Miramar
  10. Miramar Ranch North


Top ten areas with the highest crime rates

This list ranks neighborhoods according to crime rate. The crime rate is the percentage of people in the neighborhood who have been the victim of a crime. Keep in mind that while Balboa Park is rated the highest, that's really a statistical anomaly. The actual population of Balboa park is almost zero, so the number of crimes per resident appears to be very high. The crime is more a factor of the thousands of visitors to Balboa Park. It's actually a fairly safe area for the average person.
  1. Balboa Park
  2. Kearny Mesa
  3. Mission Valley West
  4. Mission Bay Park
  5. Horton Plaza
  6. Tijuana River Valley
  7. Gaslamp
  8. San Pasqual
  9. Old Town
  10. Otay Mesa


Top ten areas with the lowest crime rates

This list ranks neighborhoods according to the lowest crime rates.
  1. Torrey Preserve
  2. Black Mountain Ranch
  3. Rancho Penasquitos
  4. Sabre Springs
  5. Paradise Hills
  6. Burlingame
  7. Alta Vista
  8. Miramar Ranch North
  9. Islenair
  10. Del Mar Heights


Top ten areas with the most expensive housing

This list ranks neighborhoods according to the highest per-square-meter price for homes.
  1. Mission Beach
  2. Midway District
  3. North City
  4. Black Mountain Ranch
  5. Torrey Highlands
  6. La Jolla
  7. Del Mar Heights
  8. Mission Hills
  9. Carmel Valley
  10. La Playa