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Best Places To Live In Brea, CA

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  • Brea, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 41,351
  • While visiting several different cities in California. I had a perfect peace about Brea Ca. So here we are. Close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, post office and churches. Easy…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 185
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  • San Marino, CA
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 13,324
  • Living in San Marino, CA was very fast paced and a little stressful. I say stressful and past paced because of the cost of living. Living here was very expensive. The cost of living only continues to…[read more]
84
  • Sierra Madre, CA
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 11,067
  • The city of Sierra Madre is one of the best destinations for couples, a family or even for any person willing to get a new experience. The town is based at the foothill of San Gabriel Mountains. For the…[read more]
83
  • Rossmoyne, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.1mi / 41.9km away
  • Population: 8,294
83
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • City: 26.2mi / 42.1km away
  • Population: 49,038
  • RSM gives us the small town feel of running into someone you know everyday at the grocery store, gas station or restaurant, while having 10 minute access to big city Irvive amenities. We are 1/2 hour…[read more]
82
  • Oakmont, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 27.6mi / 44.5km away
  • Population: 719
82
  • Cypress, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 48,978
  • After I got out of the service I moved with my wife and kiddos to Cypress, California. It wasn't my first choice but I had a good job offer there and wanted to move closer to my in-laws who lived in…[read more]
82
  • City College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 10,097
82
  • Arcadia, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • San Pasqual, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 2,017
81
  • South Pasadena, CA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 25,936
  • Living in South Pasadena is a ton of fun as a young adult! There’s a ton of things to do, great shopping, and plenty of opportunities to make new friends every day. There’s about 25,000 of us so you…[read more]
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 246,992
  • If you like well tended homes that exude Pride Of Ownership, quality dining choices, top quality malls and attractions, great award-winning schools, University of California Irvine's gorgeous campus,…[read more]
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 25,315
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  • Turtle Rock, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 2,873
  • The Alamitos Heights Neighborhood of Long Beach is a great place to live. The streets are lined with mature Magnolia Trees. The homes are mix of may style , from original Ranch to new Contemporary. …[read more]
80
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 24,509
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  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.7mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 23,037
80
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 10,933
  • Living in Rossmoor, CA was one of my greatest experiences. Even though I was only here for a short period of time, I was able to do a lot. This city is near the beaches, so there was plenty of tourist…[read more]
80
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 21,865
80
  • North Tustin, CA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 26,208
  • North Tustin has become very expensive to live especially the rising taxes. We have a lot to offer, but most businesses in the area raise their prices because we are considered an upscale suburb. I work…[read more]
80
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.6km away
  • Population: 67,362
  • This was one of the best exercises I’ve ever had. I’ve played sports and exercised a lot in my life, I even did kick boxing. That place doesn’t compare. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I wasn’t…[read more]
80
  • Sparr Heights, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 27.5mi / 44.2km away
  • Population: 1,810
79
  • Walnut, CA
  • City: 8.7mi / 14.0km away
  • Population: 30,026
  • I've lived in Walnut, CA for about 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to move here. It is quiet, safe, and you are close to all kinds of fun things to do! The Annual Walnut Family…[read more]
79
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 2,646
79
  • Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.2mi / 42.2km away
  • Population: 7,722
79
  • Villa Park, CA
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.7km away
  • Population: 5,922
79
  • Chino Hills, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 77,266
  • When I first visited Chino Hills I couldn't help but think of how beautiful it was. With rolling green hills, snow covered mountains in the background and a modern urban center Chino Hills has become one…[read more]
79
  • Emerald Isle, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.2mi / 40.6km away
  • Population: 742
78
  • La Palma, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 15,834
  • Living in La Palma, California provides me with the convenience of being close to Los Angeles, while giving me a good place to raise my family. This community is small and everyone seems to know…[read more]
78
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • City: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 11,661
  • The city of Los Alamitos is a medium sized suburb of Los Angeles. This is a great neighborhood for all types of families, including ones with kids that are going to school. The city's school districts…[read more]
78
  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 4,857
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  • Seal Beach, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 24,510
  • Seal Beach is full of fun and engaging activities, as well as relaxing attractions that can make a day in the city one to remember. Seal Beach food tours are a wonderful way to experience the…[read more]
77
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 10,207
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  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 11,939
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  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 13,766
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  • Lake Forest, CA
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 80,658
  • I have lived in Lake Forest, CA and in this city review I will be going over some of Lake Forest's community aspects such as attractions, the community as a whole, the nightlife, different shopping…[read more]
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  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 56,670
  • While not being nearly as pretentious as some of it's neighbors (looking at you Irvine), Fountain Valley is an agreeable city to live in if you must live in Orange County. But, it's all relative right?…[read more]
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  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 51,966
  • I recently moved to the Anaheim Hills, CA area. I came from a small town back east and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a transfer that brought us here, a company cut back on the coast made…[read more]
76
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 8,436
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  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 7,391
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  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 14,912
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  • Temple City, CA
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 36,084
  • Temple City is perfect for when you're looking for a small city that's still packed with amenities and opportunities. Temple City is a short drive from Los Angeles. I've been living in Temple City and I…[read more]
76
  • La Verne, CA
  • City: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 32,078
  • I lived a good portion of my life in La Verne, Ca. Living in La Verne was full of fun and great times. The city is in Southern California and situated between San Dimas and Claremont. It is also next to…[read more]
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  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.7mi / 26.9km away
  • Population: 16,122
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  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.7mi / 25.3km away
  • Population: 9,197
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  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 56,456
  • While growing up and seeing other states and cities in my travels, I have always know that Southern California is one of a kind. From my first visit to my in-laws, I knew that I would one day move to…[read more]
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  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • City: 18.6mi / 29.9km away
  • Population: 198,724
  • I've lived in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County) for almost 5 years. I like the suburbs because it's a better alternative to living in LA County (Santa Monica). Orange County is extremely beautiful and…[read more]
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  • Chevy Chase, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.6mi / 39.6km away
  • Population: 4,263
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  • Rancho San Rafael, Glendale, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.1mi / 40.3km away
  • Population: 823
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  • La Mirada, CA
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 49,130
  • I was born just down the road from La Merida, California. My parents moved several times while I was young but we always stayed in this part of the state. Southern California has so much to offer with…[read more]

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

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