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Best Places To Live In Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 3,852
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Pacific Grove, CA
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,546
  • I retired here to Pacific Grove, California 7 years ago and I love it here. This place offers me everything that I need to enjoy by leisurely days. The neighborhoods are quiet and the people are…[read more]
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  • Del Monte Forest, CA
  • 2.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,819
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  • Carmel Valley Village, CA
  • 11.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,282
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  • Del Rey Oaks, CA
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,683
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  • Moss Landing, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 118
68
  • Marina, CA
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,816
  • I was born in Marina, California and lived there for six years. I still visit often and still remember places I visited when I was younger. Since my father served in the U.S. Army, we often visited Fort…[read more]
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  • Monterey, CA
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,472
  • I've lived all around the U.S. (SE, NE, NW, SW) and also various locations in Europe, and can say definitively that this little piece of real estate on the CA central coast is the best weather anywhere!…[read more]
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  • Seaside, CA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,120
  • Seaside is very expensive to live but it has a lot to offer. We have several places to shop, grab a bite to eat, take in the scenery, and more. I prefer to shop at the University Plaza Shopping Center on…[read more]
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  • Boronda, CA
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,381
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  • Spreckels, CA
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 745
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  • Salinas, CA
  • 18.6 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]
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  • Elkhorn, CA
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
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  • Sand City, CA
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 301
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  • Prunedale, CA
  • 20.8 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]
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  • Castroville, CA
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,978

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

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