June 21, 2019/ Laguna Beach/ Social Halo Media/–Summer is here and many people are flocking to the beach. Visiting the beach is one thing but living in a beach town is an entirely different story. WalletHub did a study to find the best beach towns to live in. The study covered many aspects of life in each town and Laguna Beach ranks in the best ocean beach towns to live in.
Discover what it takes to become ranked as one of the best ocean beach towns to live in according to a recent WalletHub study.
The study by WalletHub was an extensive one and it ranked towns based on a few key factors. Affordability, weather, safety, economy, education, health, and overall quality of life were all looked at in order to figure out which beach towns were best. But the study went even further with a total of 62 key metrics ranging from annual property taxes to quality of beach water.
Laguna Beach made the top 15 out of a total of 146 total towns ranked. Laguna Beach ranked 13th in median annual property taxes, 59th in % of for sale waterfront homes, 70th in water temperature, 27th in foreclosure rate, 38th in nightlife establishments per capita, and 69th in quality of beach water.
These numbers are alright but since other things factored in, the overall rank of Laguna Beach went up. For example, Laguna Beach ranked number 3 in the economy. Tourism surely plays a big role in the economy of Laguna Beach and that could be why it ranked so high. However, most beach towns in the US are frequently visited by tourists.
Other fun numbers to look at include the quality of life in which Laguna Beach ranked number 24, education and health ranked number 22, and weather ranked number 54. Together, these numbers make for a pretty high score in WalletHub’s study. In fact, overall, Laguna Beach ranked number 15 on the list of 146. That is very impressive and residents of Laguna Beach already know what makes it so special.
Laguna Beach isn’t the only SoCal city to make it on the list. In fact, Newport Beach ranked number 3 overall, Santa Monica number 9, San Clemente number 18, and Dana Point number 50.