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Best Places To Live In Albany, CA

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  • Albany, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 19,420
  • Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Lafayette, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 25,381
  • Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette…[read more]
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  • Mill Valley, CA
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.8km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Contra Costa Centre, CA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 6,190
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  • San Anselmo, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs…[read more]
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  • Ross, CA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.8km away
  • Population: 2,381
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  • Danville, CA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • San Ramon, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Larkspur, CA
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and…[read more]
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  • Saranap, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 6,211
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  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km away
  • Population: 10,605
  • Imagine finding a town with all the beauty that California has to offer, great people who are more than just neighbors and friend, a solid economy with an active job force, great schools to educate your…[read more]
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  • Kensington, CA
  • City: 2.4mi / 3.8km away
  • Population: 5,602
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  • Fairfax, CA
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 7,598
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  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.3km away
  • Population: 9,170
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  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 1,863
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  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
83
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 1,473
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  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.6km away
  • Population: 2,017
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  • Corte Madera, CA
  • City: 10.7mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 9,694
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  • Alamo, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 16,078
  • I've lived all over the beautiful state of California and I can honestly say that Alamo is one of the best areas in the whole state to call home. Living in Alamo (a suburb of San Francisco Bay/East Bay)…[read more]
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  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.8km away
  • Population: 2,280
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  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 5,689
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  • Kentfield, CA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 6,907
80
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 116
80
  • Orinda, CA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 18,936
  • I guess if you are 55+ years old, this quiet little town is fine for you. I would not recommend it to younger folks. After 8 PM the whole town seems to fall asleep. Even nearby Moraga has more going…[read more]
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  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.7mi / 9.2km away
  • Population: 5,996
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  • Port Costa, CA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 228
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  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 4,011
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  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 1,000
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  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 1,954
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  • Moraga, CA
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.8km away
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and…[read more]
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  • Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 907
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  • Reliez Valley, CA
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 3,595
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  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 36,055
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  • Benicia, CA
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 27,780
  • What Inlove about Benicia is it’s not as an Francisco or Sacramento. It’s a nice small town with a lot to offer, and right of the back I would recommend for any family of any size. It was great growing…[read more]
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  • Shell Ridge, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 1,123
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  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.4mi / 10.4km away
  • Population: 3,273
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  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 2,275
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  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 67,568
  • I've lived close to Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco East Bay, for most of my life. The city has a Mediterranean climate--moist, cool winters and dry, hot summers. Granted, it is more of a…[read more]
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  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 1,751
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  • Martinez, CA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 37,544
  • I've lived in Martinez for over 20 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years. What I like about living in historical downtown Martinez are the old custom homes, and the proximity to the water and the weather…[read more]
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  • Hayward Highland, Hayward, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 6,445
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  • Sausalito, CA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 7,115
  • Earlier this year I took a big leap and moved out of my beloved San Francisco to Sausalito. I had always like visiting Sausalito on the weekends but the idea of living in a small town (village) was a bit…[read more]
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  • Pacifica, CA
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 38,844
  • I love living in Pacifica. It's a small city just south of San Francisco so there is always a ton of things I can do. The downside is that the cost of living is pretty high, but it's totally worth it.…[read more]
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  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.7mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
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  • Alto, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 649
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  • Diablo, CA
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 807
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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 77,409
  • Alameda is nestled between Coast Guard Island, and the city of Oakland and the bay water. We have 3 bridges and 2 tunnels that link to the city of Oakland, and 1 bridge that links to Bay Farm/Harbor…[read more]
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  • San Miguel, CA
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 3,214
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  • Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.3mi / 15.0km away
  • Population: 19,716
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  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 50,788

Listed above are the best places to live in Albany, CA for 2021. 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 - Albany, CA, followed by the best places to live near Albany, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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