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Best Places To Live In Arcata, CA

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  • Arcata, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 17,775
  • Strikingly beautiful nature (without the car jams of Big Sur) surround this enlighted, tolerant forward-living community. Arcata is about 300 miles from any city (Portand OR to the north and San Fran…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Samoa, CA
  • City: 6.8mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 220
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  • Fields Landing, CA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 255
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  • Ferndale, CA
  • City: 21.8mi / 35.1km away
  • Population: 1,419
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  • Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • Population: 1,753
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  • Bayview, CA
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • Population: 2,527
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  • Fairhaven, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 181
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  • Cutten, CA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 2,982
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  • Fortuna, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 11,917
  • Fortuna has several unique attractions that you and your family can take advantage of for a fun and memorable vacation. If you want to visit a museum that features the beautiful rocks and stones in…[read more]
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  • Pine Hills, CA
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 3,440
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  • Blue Lake, CA
  • City: 4.4mi / 7.1km away
  • Population: 1,147
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  • Myrtletown, CA
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 5,320
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  • Indianola, CA
  • City: 3.6mi / 5.8km away
  • Population: 912
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  • Trinidad, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 209
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  • Eureka, CA
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 27,002
  • I've lived in Eureka over five years, and it has definitely had it's ups and downs. Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco, and Portland. I knew I wanted to live in a city on the coast,…[read more]
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  • Humboldt Hill, CA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 3,710
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  • Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 988
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  • Fieldbrook, CA
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.9km away
  • Population: 798
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  • Loleta, CA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 624
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  • McKinleyville, CA
  • City: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 16,948
  • With a high crime rate that is above the national average and high cost of living, this city has not been an easy place to live. I have found it difficult to maintain full-time employment, and the job…[read more]
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  • Manila, CA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 751

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

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