Best Places To Live In California 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,383
87
  • Hidden Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,732
87
  • Camino Tassajara, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,908
87
  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,868
87
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,129
87
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,265
87
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,213
86
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,431
86
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,059
86
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,699
86
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,910
86
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,081
86
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 213,880
86
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,073
86
  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,309
85
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,699
85
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,226
85
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,908
85
  • San Clemente, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
85
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,323
85
  • San Pasqual, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,173
85
  • Cupertino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,409
85
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,514
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,455
85
  • Belmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,887
85
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,329
85
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,931
85
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,281
85
  • Santa Susana, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,192
85
  • Clayton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,020
85
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,699
85
  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,972
85
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,307
85
  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,959
85
  • Coronado, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,968
85
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,534
85
  • Ross, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,127
85
  • Blackhawk, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,155
85
  • Villa Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,843
85
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,522
85
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,493
84
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,087
84
  • San Marino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,172
84
  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 126,570
84
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,342
84
  • Ladera Heights, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,072
84
  • Loyola, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,856
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,169
84
  • Torrance, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,443
84
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,535
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 37,325,068 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.