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Best Places To Live In Monterey, CA

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  • Monterey, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 28,472
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Pacific Grove, CA
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,546
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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,852
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  • Del Monte Forest, CA
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,819
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  • Carmel Valley Village, CA
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,282
68
  • Marina, CA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,816
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  • Spreckels, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 745
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  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 25.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,327
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  • Aromas, CA
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,508
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Aromas has
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  • Del Rey Oaks, CA
  • 3.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,683
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  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 118
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  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
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  • Boronda, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,381
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  • Seaside, CA
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,120
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  • Sand City, CA
  • 2.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 301
59
  • Salinas, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,889
  • I relocated to Salinas, California after living in Texas. I moved because of my job but have lived here since for about 7 years. I have found that the cost of living, especially for living in California,
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  • Prunedale, CA
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,628
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Prunedale has
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  • Las Lomas, CA
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,047
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  • Castroville, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,978

Listed above are the best places to live in Monterey, CA for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Monterey, CA, followed by the best places to live near Monterey, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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