Escondido is a pleasant city to live in. It's a big city, where you can find lots of shops and things to do. There is a central area where you can find many local restaurants and shops. If you have children, you'll also find excellent schools.
It is important to choose an area with good consistency in school grades. While the area you're seeing right now may have great elementary schools for your young children, it's worth looking at the middle and high schools they'll attend when they grow up. Niche's quality ratings from nearby elementary, middle, and high schools are very similar. If you have children and want a consistent school experience as they grow, this neighborhood can be a good place to plant roots for the long term.
Grade D means that the crime rate is higher than that of an average city in the U.S. UU. Escondido is in the 22nd safety percentile, which means 78% of cities are safer and 22% of cities are more dangerous. This analysis applies only to the appropriate Escondido boundaries.
See the table of nearby places below for nearby cities. Considering only the crime rate, Escondido is safer than the California state average and as safe as the national average. Events inside and outside Escondido also keep locals busy, as thousands attend Downtown Escondido Farmers Market or San Diego Restaurant Week The fields of health, education and government are booming with three main employers: Palomar Medical Center, Escondido Union School District and the city of Escondido.