Laguna Beach, CA (City Center)




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About Laguna Beach, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Laguna Beach is $1,643,976, which is more expensive than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Laguna Beach City Center is currently $2,401, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 80.8% of the neighborhoods in California.

Laguna Beach City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Laguna Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Laguna Beach, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Laguna Beach City Center has a 14.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.6%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Laguna Beach City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, the Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 86.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: People

Astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Laguna Beach neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood has more Romanian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 1.9% have Canadian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Laguna Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood, 53.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.9%), and 4.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Laguna Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report English roots (15.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.3%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 10.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.0%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Laguna Beach City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (8.4%) and 7.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Laguna Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Laguna Beach 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Laguna Beach 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED


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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
El Morro Elementary
8681 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
KG-05
Laguna Beach High
625 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
09-12
Thurston Middle
2100 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
06-08
Top Of The World Elementary
21601 Tree Top Ln.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
KG-05

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