Best Places To Live In California 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,390
90
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,762
89
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,462
89
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,178
89
  • Ross, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,227
89
  • San Pasqual, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,143
89
  • Hidden Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,749
89
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,758
88
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,627
88
  • Kentfield, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,667
88
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,534
88
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,838
88
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,826
88
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,478
88
  • Camino Tassajara, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,789
88
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,010
88
  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,100
87
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 229,850
87
  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,351
87
  • Cupertino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,787
87
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,998
87
  • Coronado, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,333
87
  • Loyola, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,463
87
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,725
87
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,568
87
  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,477
87
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,891
87
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,685
87
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,335
87
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,226
87
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,296
87
  • San Marino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,294
87
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,743
87
  • Belvedere, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,036
86
  • Stanford, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,506
86
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,163
86
  • Montecito, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,444
86
  • San Clemente, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,673
86
  • Blackhawk, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,297
86
  • Moraga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,549
86
  • Alamo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,639
86
  • San Carlos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,166
86
  • Sierra Madre, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,060
86
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,393
86
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,630
86
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,437
86
  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
86
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,957
86
  • Fruitdale, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,089
86
  • Carmel Valley Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,321
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in California for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in California is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. California has a population of 38,066,920 and a population density of 232.4 people per square mile. The capital city is Sacramento and the largest city in California is Los Angeles. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.