Best Places To Live In California 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,383
87
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,265
87
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,129
86
  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,868
86
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,213
86
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,699
86
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,073
86
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,910
86
  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,431
86
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,081
86
  • Camino Tassajara, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,908
86
  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,078
86
  • Foster City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,754
86
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,059
86
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 213,880
86
  • Atherton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,972
86
  • Santa Susana, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,192
86
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,699
86
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,699
85
  • Hidden Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,732
85
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,226
85
  • San Clemente, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,187
85
  • Clayton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,020
85
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,323
85
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,514
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.