Best Places To Live In California 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Hidden Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,749
87
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,462
87
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,891
87
  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,390
86
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,762
86
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,826
86
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,627
86
  • San Pasqual, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,143
86
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,437
86
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,335
86
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,758
86
  • Camino Tassajara, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,789
86
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,226
86
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,630
85
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 229,850
85
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,685
85
  • Ross, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,227
85
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,178
85
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,534
85
  • Cupertino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,787
85
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 95,246
85
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,998
85
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,164
85
  • Belmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,503
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,166
85
  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
85
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,157
84
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 86,594
84
  • Clayton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,328
84
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,957
84
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,568
84
  • Saranap, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,591
84
  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,100
84
  • Kentfield, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,667
84
  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,016
84
  • Coronado, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,333
84
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,393
84
  • San Clemente, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,673
84
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,743
84
  • Loyola, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,463
84
  • Blackhawk, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,297
84
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,331
84
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,010
84
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,163
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,351
84
  • Claremont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,569
84
  • Villa Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,911
84
  • Ladera Heights, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,362
84
  • Belvedere, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,036
84
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,725
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.