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Places With The Best Education System In California 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Kensington, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,602
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  • Stanford, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,926
72
  • Blackhawk, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
71
  • Piedmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,201
74
  • Kentfield, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,907
79
  • Saranap, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,211
80
  • Moraga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,977
71
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,605
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  • Oak Park, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,885
80
  • Los Altos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there
81
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,933
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  • Orinda, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,936
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  • Tiburon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,170
82
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,573
78
  • Montecito, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,193
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  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,206
79
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,582
77
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,376
72
  • Alamo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,078
76
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,443
  • My family moved to Westlake a couple years ago, and some of my extended family a few years prior to that. Having come from Santa Clarita (about 35 minutes northeast) this was a major improvement in
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  • Hillsborough, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,312
74
  • Danville, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,758
  • I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great
70
  • Granite Bay, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,840
83
  • Lafayette, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,381
82
  • Saratoga, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,830
82
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun. One of my favorite places to go to is
80
  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,477
83
  • San Ramon, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,366
  • And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a
84
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper
82
  • Cupertino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,297
  • My husband and I lived in Cupertino for five years while my husband had a job in the area. Since then, we have moved to another part of the country and miss some of the features Cupertino has to offer.
81
  • Strawberry, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,689
79
  • Irvine, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 246,992
  • Irvine, with its lush landscapes, is well known for being home to one of the best University of California campuses. Compiled student and success ratings have stayed among the highest consistently.
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  • Corte Madera, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,694
75
  • Foster City, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,967
80
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,623
79
  • South Pasadena, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,936
77
  • San Marino, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,324
82
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 77,046
  • I used to live here for few years. At first I thought it was quiet and peaceful. The city was clean and I had all shopping centers nearby. But the whole place's attitude changed once the recession set in
74
  • Stevenson Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,737
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  • Larkspur, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,268
84
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,312
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  • Burlingame, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,118
81
  • San Carlos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,596
76
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,121
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  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,204
79
  • Arcadia, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,755
  • I have lived in Arcadia, California for about 15 years and I can say that it is certainly a magnificent place. It is a perfect place to visit or to live in and excellent for the whole family as well. One
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  • Los Gatos, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,491
  • After 46 years in Los Gatos we still love every minute. Shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and all sorts of civic activity make this one of the most enjoyable places to live in northern California.
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  • Belmont, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,918
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  • Dublin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,523
  • I have lived near Dublin, California in the East Bay Area for several years and it is an absolutely lovely place to live, if you have the money of course. Dublin is a very expensive part of the East Bay
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  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,726

Moving to a new city in California is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in California with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in California is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in California, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.