Best Cities In California

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live across the United States of America. By assigning a Livability Score out of 100 for each city, AreaVibes ranks more than 20,000 cities across the United States of America. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm based on various important metrics for each city, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. The higher the score, the better the city (in our opinion). Use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Rolling Hills Estates, CAPopulation: 8,07889A+FA+A+A+A+A
2Hidden Hills, CAPopulation: 1,73289B+FA+AA+A+A
3Lafayette, CAPopulation: 24,07389A+FA+A+A+A+B+
4Monte Sereno, CAPopulation: 3,38389A+FA+A+A+A+B+
5Agoura Hills, CAPopulation: 20,43189A+FA+AAA+A
6Sereno del Mar, CAPopulation: 13889A+FA+A+A+A+B
7Santa Susana, CAPopulation: 1,19289A+FA+A+AA+A
8San Carlos, CAPopulation: 28,45588A+FA+A+A+A+A
9Aliso Viejo, CAPopulation: 47,91088A+FA+AAA+A
10Irvine, CAPopulation: 213,88088A+FA+AAA+A
11Camino Tassajara, CAPopulation: 1,90888AFA+A+A+A+B+
12Los Altos, CAPopulation: 29,12988A+FA+A+A+A+B+
13Laguna Niguel, CAPopulation: 63,34288A+FA+AAA+A
14Belmont, CAPopulation: 25,88788A+FA+AAA+A
15Rancho Santa Margarita, CAPopulation: 48,08188A+FA+AAA+A
16Cupertino, CAPopulation: 58,40988A+FA+AA+A+B+
17Thousand Oaks, CAPopulation: 126,57088A+FA+AAA+B+
18Ross, CAPopulation: 2,12788A+FA+A+A+A+B
19San Clemente, CAPopulation: 63,18788A+FA+AB+A+A
20San Ramon, CAPopulation: 71,21388A+FA+A+A+A+B+
21Pleasanton, CAPopulation: 70,32988A+FA+AA+A+B+
22Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPopulation: 41,79388AFA+A+A+A+A
23Saranap, CAPopulation: 5,06488A+FA+A+B+A+B+
24Ladera Heights, CAPopulation: 7,07288A+FA+A+AA+A
25Kensington, CAPopulation: 5,16987A+FA+A+A+A+B
26Orinda, CAPopulation: 17,86887AFA+A+A+A+B
27Marina del Rey, CAPopulation: 9,08787A+FA+A+AA+A
28Mill Valley, CAPopulation: 13,93187A+FA+A+A+A+B
29Foster City, CAPopulation: 30,75487A+FA+AAA+A
30La CaƱada Flintridge, CAPopulation: 20,30987A+FA+A+A+A+B
31Newport Beach, CAPopulation: 85,32387A+FA+A+AA+A
32San Anselmo, CAPopulation: 12,36387A+FA+AAA+B
33Rossmoor, CAPopulation: 10,29487A+FA+A+AA+A
34Corte Madera, CAPopulation: 9,26787A+FA+AAA+B
35Palo Alto, CAPopulation: 64,51487A+FA+A+A+A+A
36Torrance, CAPopulation: 145,44387A+FA+AB+A+A
37Atherton, CAPopulation: 6,97287A+FA+A+A+A+B
38Westlake Village, CAPopulation: 8,30787A+FA+AAA+B+
39Manhattan Beach, CAPopulation: 35,22687A+FAA+A+A+A
40Acalanes Ridge, CAPopulation: 1,28187AFA+AA+A+B+
41Kentfield, CAPopulation: 6,61687A+FA+A+A+A+B
42Ladera, CAPopulation: 1,60387C+FA+A+A+A+A
43Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CAPopulation: 10,94587A+FA+A+AA+B
44Piedmont, CAPopulation: 10,69987A+FAA+A+A+B
45Saratoga, CAPopulation: 30,05987AFA+A+A+A+B+
46Sunnyvale, CAPopulation: 141,12387A+FA+AAA+B+
47Camarillo, CAPopulation: 64,94487A+DA+AB+A+B+
48South Pasadena, CAPopulation: 25,60387A+FA+AB+A+B
49Los Gatos, CAPopulation: 29,52286A+FA+A+A+A+B+
50Topanga, CAPopulation: 9,05586B+FA+A+A+A+A
51Menlo Park, CAPopulation: 32,12286A+FA+AAA+A
52Folsom, CAPopulation: 71,67586A+DA+B+AAB+
53Highlands-Baywood Park, CAPopulation: 4,30686B+FA+A+A+A+A
54Contra Costa Centre, CAPopulation: 5,54786A+DA+A+B+A+B+
55Larkspur, CAPopulation: 11,95286A+FA+A+B+A+B
56Fremont, CAPopulation: 215,18886A+FA+B+AA+B+
57Villa Park, CAPopulation: 5,84386C+FA+AA+A+A
58Yorba Linda, CAPopulation: 64,69986BFA+AAA+A
59Dublin, CAPopulation: 45,79986A+FA+B+AA+B+
60Cypress, CAPopulation: 47,98686A+DA+AB+A+A
61Lake Forest, CAPopulation: 77,60586A+FA+AAA+A
62Mission Canyon, CAPopulation: 2,10086AFA+A+B+A+B+
63Alamo, CAPopulation: 15,50486B+FA+A+A+A+B+
64Simi Valley, CAPopulation: 123,94286A+DA+B+B+AA
65Moorpark, CAPopulation: 34,47386A+FA+B+AA+B+
66Chino Hills, CAPopulation: 75,21186AFA+B+AA+A
67Carmel-by-the-Sea, CAPopulation: 3,75786A+FA+A+BA+B
68Coronado, CAPopulation: 21,96886A+FAA+AA+A
69Claremont, CAPopulation: 35,04386A+FA+AB+A+A
70Castle Hill, CAPopulation: 1,21886BFA+A+A+A+B+
71Dana Point, CAPopulation: 33,59686A+FA+AB+A+A
72Mountain View, CAPopulation: 74,44786A+FA+AAA+B+
73Pasatiempo, CAPopulation: 1,18386A+FA+AA+A+C
74Redondo Beach, CAPopulation: 66,80085A+FB+AAA+A
75Moraga, CAPopulation: 16,16785B+FA+A+A+A+B
76La Palma, CAPopulation: 15,60885A+FA+AB+A+A
77San Miguel, CAPopulation: 3,22385A+FC+A+A+A+B+
78View Park-Windsor Hills, CAPopulation: 10,94885A+FA+AB+A+A
79Poway, CAPopulation: 48,11385A+DA+AAA+B+
80West Menlo Park, CAPopulation: 3,95785B+FA+A+A+A+B
81Laguna Beach, CAPopulation: 22,87385A+FB+A+AA+A
82Fairfax, CAPopulation: 7,44685AFA+A+AA+B
83Solana Beach, CAPopulation: 12,93185A+FAAB+A+A
84Palos Verdes Estates, CAPopulation: 13,49385CFA+A+A+A+A
85Murrieta, CAPopulation: 102,34585A+D+A+B+B+B+A
86La Crescenta-Montrose, CAPopulation: 20,11385A+FAAB+A+A
87Rose Hills, CAPopulation: 3,11685B+FA+AAA+A
88Davis, CAPopulation: 65,61685A+DA+ABA+B+
89Laguna Hills, CAPopulation: 30,55685A+FA+B+B+A+A
90Sierra Madre, CAPopulation: 10,93985AFA+A+AA+B
91Pacifica, CAPopulation: 37,41385AFA+AAA+B
92El Granada, CAPopulation: 4,90785AFA+A+AA+B
93Rancho Santa Fe, CAPopulation: 2,90885CFA+A+A+A+A
94San Juan Capistrano, CAPopulation: 34,73685A+FA+BB+A+A
95San Dimas, CAPopulation: 33,51485A+DA+AB+AA
96Diablo, CAPopulation: 1,21185DFA+AA+A+B+
97Shell Ridge, CAPopulation: 88285C+FA+A+A+A+B+
98Benicia, CAPopulation: 27,08885ADA+AB+AB+
99Mission Viejo, CAPopulation: 93,69985BFA+AAA+A
100Pacific Grove, CAPopulation: 15,10285A+FA+ABA+B
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