Laguna Hills, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    30,768
  • Population Density
    4,611 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    7 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    54 4.0
Laguna Hills is a suburb in California with 30,768 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 54 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Laguna Hills: I don't really have too much of an opinion on this one considering I have never had to personally deal with the police. however what I have heard from others the police is very responsive and reiable here. I see cop cars every day, maybe even a few times a day.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Laguna Hills: I came to Laguna Hills to attend college at the Laguna College of Art and Design. I moved here from a small horse town in San Diego county called Ramona. I loved the atmosphere in Ramona but I honestly will never go back, I don't even want to leave the Laguna area ever or at least for several more years. It's beautiful and so much is around me. all sorts of stores and restaurants are now up to a ten minute drive away, where as while I lived in Ramona all those things were mostly a thirty minute to forty minute drive. I love the weather here and how close I am to the gorgeous beaches. I got a part time job pretty quickly and it is great. The people and community are very friendly and helpful too. It's just somewhat expensive to rent apartments here but other than that I have no complaints at all.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Laguna Hills: The crime rate in Laguna Hills is very low. The city is safe and well-protected.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Laguna Hills: The city of Laguna Hills is fun and diverse. Beaches, malls, parks, movie theaters, and lots of restaurants are in close proximity. The atmosphere is friendly and I would choose to live in this city again if I had to choose
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Laguna Hills: The area is safe and allows for exploration.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Laguna Woods 16,302
4.33 Aliso Viejo 49,437
4.00 South Coast Township 311,527
4.00 Mission Viejo 95,246
4.00 Lake Forest 78,940
4.00 Laguna Niguel 64,299
Irvine-Lake Forest Township 234,939
4.33 Irvine 229,850
Mission Viejo Township 228,363

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 92656 51,370
4.00 92653 28,853

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Saddleback Valley Unified School District 35

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Lomarena Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
3.00 Linda Vista Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
3.66 La Paz Intermediate Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Valencia Elementary School Public, Magnet K-6 Elementary
3.33 San Joaquin Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
3.66 Occs:Chep/Pchs Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Laguna Hills High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Esperanza Public 7-12 Middle, High
1.33 Access County Community Public, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Magnolia Science Academy - Santa Ana Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
Mira Monte High (Alternative) Public, Alternative 9-12 High
1.66 Silverado High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Newport Christian School Private, Religious K-2 Elementary
4.33 Sage Hill School Private 9-12 High
Mardan School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 St. Margaret's Episcopal School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
St. Michael's Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Michael the Archangel Academy Private, Alternative, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Michael's Preparatory School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.66 Capistrano Valley Christian Schools Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Santa Margarita Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Spirit Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Crean Lutheran High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 JSerra Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Halstrom High School - Mission Viejo Private 9-12 High
New Vista School Private, Special Education 6-12 Middle, High
The Master's Academy Private, Religious 5-12 Middle, High
3.00 Saddleback Valley Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Serra Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Anne School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Johns Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary's School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Edward the Confessor Parish School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mariners Christian School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. John the Baptist Catholic School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Mission Hills Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Soka University of America
Biola University
California State University - Long Beach
Chapman University
University of California - Irvine
Laguna College of Art & Design
Bethesda University of California
California State University - Fullerton
Vanguard University of Southern California
Hope International University
Concordia University Irvine
La Sierra University
University of Phoenix - Southern California
Orange Coast College
Saddleback College
Santa Ana College
Cypress College
Golden West College
Irvine Valley College
Fullerton College
Santiago Canyon College
Norco College
Trident University International
American Career College - Anaheim
Coastline Community College

Around Laguna Hills

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
White 61.39% 63.25% 39.16% 31.28%
Hispanic 18.59% 16.62% 38.18% 44.61%
Asian 13.29% 4.83% 13.30% 14.77%
Multiracial 3.86% 2.05% 2.74% 2.12%
African American 1.87% 12.23% 5.66% 6.56%
Pacific Islander 0.56% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25%
Native American 0.43% 0.66% 0.38% 0.18%
Other 0% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23%

Age

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
9 years and under 10% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 8% 10% 10% 11%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 16% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 15% 13% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 19% 22%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 21% 20%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 30% 27%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 20% 20%
Master's degree or higher 16% 11% 11% 11%

Gender

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Female 50.8% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7%
Male 49.2% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Own 70.2% 64.9% 54.8% 49.7%
Rent 29.8% 35.1% 45.2% 50.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Assault 77.3 264.1 226.0 169.7
Murder 0 5.2 4.2 4.3
Rape 32.2 36.8 24.3
Robbery 35.4 135.0 136.3 139.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Laguna Hills, CA United States California Los Angeles Metro Area
Burglary 296.4 575.0 523.6 441.9
Larceny 1018.2 2114.0 1621.6 1430.0
Motor vehicle theft 106.3 257.3 402.8 343.5

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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 11 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 10 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 11 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 12 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 75% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 8% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 46% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.