Best Places To Live In California 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,390
89
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,762
88
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,534
88
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,758
87
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,178
87
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,627
87
  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,100
87
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,998
87
  • Ross, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,227
87
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,826
87
  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,351
87
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,725
87
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,838
87
  • Kentfield, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,667
87
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 229,850
86
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,568
86
  • San Marino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,294
86
  • Cupertino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,787
86
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,685
86
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,478
86
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,891
86
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,163
86
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,010
86
  • Coronado, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,333
86
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,335
86
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,296
85
  • San Clemente, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,673
85
  • Moraga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,549
85
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,630
85
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,393
85
  • Sierra Madre, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,060
85
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,437
85
  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
85
  • Stanford, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,506
85
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,957
85
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,511
84
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,164
84
  • Alamo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,639
84
  • Cypress, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,748
84
  • San Carlos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,166
84
  • Belmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,503
84
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,462
84
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,282
84
  • Fairfax, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
84
  • Arcadia, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,251
84
  • Dublin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,694
84
  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,184
84
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,146
84
  • South Pasadena, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,914
84
  • Burlingame, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,618
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.