California City, CA

Population: 13,360

Key findings

  • California City has a Livability Score of 50/100, which is considered poor
  • California City crime rates are 13% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in California City is 29% lower than the California average
  • California City real estate prices are 77% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in California City are 34% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in California City

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Western Education Center1 - 1218n/a
      California City Middle6 - 8458n/a
      Robert P. Ulrich Elementary SchoolKG - 2520n/a
      Hacienda Elementary School3 - 5529n/a
      California City High9 - 12553n/a
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      Run, don't walk away from this city!

      I agree with the one other reviewer on this website, do not move here! There is a reason for the low rents and lower real estate prices. The element of people who live here is scary and the amount of crime, barking dogs throughout the days and nights, rundown neighborhoods and just the lack of caring by it's city's officials and law enforcement to improve overall condition and safety is staggering. I have lived in some pretty rough places, but people were more considerate and safety wasn't such an issue like it is here. I'm sure there has to be more descent people who live here, I just haven't found any of them. Given the element I have experienced I don't venture out to often and drive out of town for any shopping needs. I am stuck here until I can sell my home without getting dinged in taxes, but a fair warning to those looking for an affordable and safe descent place to live, don't do it! Home ownership in this city comes at far too high a price and an extreme detriment to the quality of your life. Some may find this city tolerable, but is it worth the risk? I found out the hard way, it definitely was not! Stuck here for now but will move as soon as I am able.
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      Worst place I have ever, horrible place to live

      If I could give it negative stars I would. Worst place I have ever lived..we moved away as fast as we could, a year was far too long. The highest crime rate I have ever been in, daily break ins, burglaries, home invasions,'s really bad. High sex offenders, look it's horrible. The most unsafest I have ever felt in my life, and I felt safer in Oakland, bad neighborhoods of LA and San Francisco. People that have lived here for a long time are delusional, and actually defend the place. It comes down to ignorance, lack of education, lack of being outside the area and never living in other areas. No real grocery stores, restaurants, entertainment, no jobs, education, hospitals..basically anything a human needs to survive...I would rather die than live here again... stay as far away from here as possible. I'm not exaggerating..and if you end up moving here, good luck with that.
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      Source: The California City, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).