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Best Places To Live In Salinas, CA

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  • Salinas, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 154,077
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Carmel Valley Village, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,321
79
  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,240
79
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,807
76
  • Pacific Grove, CA
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,365
75
  • Del Monte Forest, CA
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,439
73
  • Seacliff, CA
  • 25.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,373
71
  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 269
70
  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • 26.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,004
70
  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • 21 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,808
70
  • Del Rey Oaks, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,727
69
  • Spreckels, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 939
69
  • Ridgemark, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,471
67
  • Monterey, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,053
67
  • Hollister, CA
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,067
67
  • Soledad, CA
  • 24.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,008
66
  • Marina, CA
  • 8.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,198
66
  • Freedom, CA
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,205
65
  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • 27.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,212
65
  • Capitola, CA
  • 26.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,043
65
  • Seaside, CA
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,729
64
  • Tres Pinos, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 457
64
  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,342
63
  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,219
63
  • Boronda, CA
  • 2.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,278
63
  • Chualar, CA
  • 10.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,255
61
  • Aromas, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,677
61
  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,932
61
  • Gonzales, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,336
61
  • Watsonville, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 52,085
61
  • Amesti, CA
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,213
60
  • Prunedale, CA
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,574
59
  • Interlaken, CA
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,954
57
  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 200
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  • Pajaro, CA
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,957
54
  • Castroville, CA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,226
53
  • Sand City, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 355
51
  • Las Lomas, CA
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,409

Listed above are the best places to live in Salinas, 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 - Salinas, CA, followed by the best places to live near Salinas, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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