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