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Best Places To Live In Capitola, CA

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  • Capitola, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 10,109
  • I have made my home in Capitola for awhile now, and I couldn't imagine a better place to live. Capitola is a port city near Santa Cruz and has a busy boating community. It also has an artistic collection…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,491
  • My husband and I moved here with our two sons in 2000. We came from West San Jose. Our WSJ home had Cupertino schools, but ZERO charm. So the schools were a HUGE draw for us. We love the friendly "small…[read more]
82
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,514
81
  • Cambrian Park, CA
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,259
77
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,839
  • I love living in Morgan Hill. Nestled in the Santa Cruz and Diablo Hills in the Santa Clara Valley, Morgan Hill provides an easy commute to the San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose is the big city in the…[read more]
76
  • Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA
  • 19.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 71,889
  • I have lived in the Cambrian Park, San Jose, CA neighborhood for less than a year. However, I have seen enough to know that it is one of the best neighborhoods where I have lived. It ranks in the top…[read more]
74
  • Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 41,132
74
  • Rio del Mar, CA
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,731
73
  • Felton, CA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,582
73
  • Seacliff, CA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,364
73
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,824
  • Scotts valley is to much of an expensive place to live. Not to mention the lack of full time jobs around. Probably 75% of people I know work over in San Jose and have to drive 40 minuets there and back…[read more]
73
  • Aptos, CA
  • 3.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,842
72
  • Pasatiempo, CA
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,288
72
  • Pleasure Point, CA
  • 1.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,155
72
  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 118
70
  • Pajaro Dunes, CA
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 211
70
  • Soquel, CA
  • 1.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,912
  • As a resident living in Soquel, California for the last five years, I can give this place my seal of approval. It isn't a flashy, high-profile place and that's just the way we all liked it. The people…[read more]
69
  • Brookdale, CA
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,446
69
  • Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 70,687
  • My family and I have lived in the San Jose, California neighborhood known as "Blossom Valley" for the past nine years. This quaint neighborhood is situated in southern San Jose, California east of the…[read more]
68
  • Boulder Creek, CA
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,442
68
  • Lexington Hills, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,617
67
  • La Selva Beach, CA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,633
67
  • Aromas, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,508
  • Country-Paradise-with-Ocean-Views. Custom-built-homes on wide-open-spaces, forested w/oak-trees/rolling-hills; Easy-commute-location-to-Silicon Valley-tech-center-jobs. Aromas has…[read more]
67
  • Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 55,095
67
  • Paradise Park, CA
  • 5.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 530
66
  • Live Oak, CA
  • 1.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,749
  • Living in Live Oak, CA is similar to living in a commercial for one of those outdoor enthusiast store's television commercials. If you enjoy hunting or winter activities you have the Sutter Buttes within…[read more]
65
  • Ben Lomond, CA
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,573
64
  • San Martin, CA
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,245
62
  • Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,288
62
  • Boronda, CA
  • 24.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,381
61
  • Day Valley, CA
  • 6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,739
61
  • Twin Lakes, CA
  • 2.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,378
59
  • Bonny Doon, CA
  • 11.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,117
59
  • Freedom, CA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,774
58
  • Corralitos, CA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,557
58
  • Pajaro, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,524
58
  • Watsonville, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 52,915
  • I have lived in Watsonville, California for several years in the past. Watsonville lies just East of Santa Cruz on the Northern California coast and is typically a lot cheaper than the surrounding…[read more]
57
  • Lompico, CA
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 902
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,310
  • Watch out for the local police! We were pulled over turning out of the Santa Cruz Ranch RV Resort for tinted windows by a cop in training... ruined our weekend. Then my husband was arrested due to a…[read more]
56
  • Davenport, CA
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 310
55
  • Zayante, CA
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 941
54
  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
53
  • Prunedale, CA
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,628
  • While yes, it is beautiful, the cost of living is ridiculous. As current renters we've lived in the same house for the past 8 years, and pay $1300 monthly rent, which is an amazing deal. We also do our…[read more]
53
  • Salinas, CA
  • 26.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,889
  • Sure, it’s 20 minutes from Monterey but living or working in Salinas is a gamble. I work at the county hospital and the majority of our patients are gangsters, junkies, and homeless. The labor and…[read more]
53
  • Live Oak city, CA
  • 1.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,501
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  • Amesti, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,205
51
  • Mount Hermon, CA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 993
48
  • Interlaken, CA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,738
47
  • Castroville, CA
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,978
45
  • Las Lomas, CA
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,047

Listed above are the best places to live in Capitola, CA for 2020. 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 - Capitola, CA, followed by the best places to live near Capitola, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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