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Living in Julian, California

History of Julian

Julian is a historic gold mining town and is located approximately an hour east of San Diego. It boasts a very scenic view for each of its seasons which is Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The city of Julian has also become famous to visitors who wish to stay and relax in the mountains because it is nestled among oak and pine forests. It is unique among Southern California communities for its cold-winter climate which made it ideal for growing apples because of this it became famous for its apples and delicious apple pies, and the town even held an annual Julian Apple Days Festival, which began in 1949. 

Facts About Julian:

Neighborhood & Real Estate Costs

The population of Julian is only 1,010 people, you will find great neighborhoods in this city with scenic views and quiet neighborhoods. It has a livability score of 73% and ranked as #250 city in California, that means it ranks better than 68% of areas in California. If you are someone who loves quiet and peace then Julian is a great option for you.

Julian Neighborhood:

The average cost for a median home in Julian, CA is $450,500. The housing market is somewhat competitive in Julian with its year over year 0.3% increase in market value and it can take a few days in the market to be sold after listing. Click here for more information on the cost to build a custom home or the cost to build an accessory dwelling unit in Julian, CA. In addition to the neighborhoods below you may view this link for the complete list of Julian neighborhoods. 

Places to Grocery Shop:

You will never run out of options when it comes to buying stuff to fill your pantry or just plain shopping. Julian has it from supermarkets, farmers markets, and gift stores. Just a couple options in Julian are:


Juian may be small in population but offers diversity to the people living there by welcoming diversity and all religions. It has churches for everyone and below are just a few churches that you would be able to find in Julian:

Health & Safety

Important Information:

Crime Rates:

The city of Julian is very safe with a crime rating of A and it is 63% safer than most cities in the United States. The total crime is 55% below the national average with violent crime rating 53% below the national average. 

Chances of Being Victim to Crime in Julian:

Sex Offenders in Julian:

Here is the sex offender list for Julian compared to California average. The ratio of individuals is 1 (sex offender) to 147 people living in Julian while California ratio is at 1 to 720 people, which is a bit lower. If you would like to view the sex offenders that could possibly or potentially live next to you view here.

Do You Have Children?

Julian’s livability score is at 73 which is excellent even with the low population in the area. Cost of living in this city is 10% lower than it is for California. There’s also a lot of activities that are kid friendly too. There’s few schools but are equally great as other schools from nearby cities. 

Schools in Julian


There’s only two public schools in Julian and are rated average. This is understandable due to the low population of the area. 


Julian also has a few private schools that are a great option for your kids too! Here’s a list for your reference.

Home Schools:

If you have children and you prefer to have their education through homeschooling you may check Julian Charter School for this option. 

Things to Do in Julian


Although Julian is not as big as the other cities and with less population it is blessed with natural beauty and four seasons there’s varieties on what activities you can do in here. 

Things to Do Outdoors in Julian:

Health & Fitness

For a healthier activity, you can maintain and achieve great health in Julian because of fitness options within the city.

Health & Fitness in Julian:


In Julian there’s a lot of activities you can take your kids to for bonding and your kids will surely love it.

Things to Do with Children in Julian:


There are a lot of different kinds of restaurants you can go to, from different cuisines, some family friendly and some for adults only, there is a restaurant for every member of the family to just have a nice food and great experience. 

Restaurants in Julian:

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