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Best Places To Live In Dana Point, CA

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  • Dana Point, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 34,009
  • Dana Point, CA is the place I want to live. Nestled by the sea, Dana Point is all about surfing, beaches and its port. Dana Point is the only site in Orange County that is open to the beach, and it is…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 185
85
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,347
  • I absolutely loved living here with my Grandparents. It's a warm suburban area that I will always remember as my home. I enjoyed the nightlife, the excellent destinations and the diverse assortment of…[read more]
84
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,121
  • Ladera Ranch is the kind of place that you see on television shows and movies. It’s a small suburb of Los Angeles that tends to cater to families. While there are plenty of single people who live here,…[read more]
83
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,204
  • Laguna Beach has been my home my whole life and I absolutely love this city! The beautiful sunsets on the amazing beaches are like no other. The weather is so amazing especially in the summers. The…[read more]
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 25,315
81
  • Turtle Rock, Irvine, CA
  • 13.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • 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
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 24,509
81
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 50,219
  • I have lived in Aliso Viejo for six months and have found it to be a quiet and relaxing town. I relocated from a nearby city after selling my house. Aliso Viejo is nestled in South Orange County,…[read more]
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 86,813
  • This place has tight streets and overcrowded with rude people who will make fun of you for no reason at Fashion Island. The WiFi there will steal your data. There is an Asian boy who is tall in a light…[read more]
79
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 96,178
  • We moved here in 2014, wish we had made the decision much sooner! It is funny that people here are hush hush about the city to avoid being over crowded with new comers. No idea why the amenities is rated…[read more]
78
  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,857
78
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • 8.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,127
  • Get ready to soak up some sunshine while living in Laguna Hills, CA. Living so close to the beach might not be for everyone, but it is fantastic if you love the ocean. Besides the ocean, you are in a…[read more]
77
  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • 15 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,939
77
  • San Clemente, CA
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 65,082
  • I've lived here for about 25 years. My kids could walk to the beach and boogie board. It is more laid back than other beach towns. San Clemente has charm and style yet is a practical small city to…[read more]
76
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • 14.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,436
76
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 23,037
76
  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • 17.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,197
76
  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • 14.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,912
76
  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,122
75
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Las Flores, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,671
73
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 64,984
  • ANYONE THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LAGUNA NIGUEL HAD BETTER RETHINK THEIR DECISION IF IT IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LAGUNA KNOWLS H.O.A. IT IS THE MOST RACIALLY ABUSIVE HOSTILE LIVING SITUATION YOU…[read more]
73
  • Coto de Caza, CA
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,845
  • Coto de Caza has a number of attractions that each member of your family will be able to take advantage of. The Cinepolis movie theater is a luxury location where you can enjoy a meal while watching…[read more]
73
  • Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • 18.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,899
73
  • Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,764
72
  • Tustin, CA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 79,396
  • I grew up in Tustin, California and hope to live there again someday. Just minutes away from beaches, Disneyland, malls, and vibrant Universities; the city's central location in the middle of Orange…[read more]
72
  • Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA
  • 15.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,212
72
  • Shady Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 864
71
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,006
  • San Juan Capistrano is a historic city that branches out from the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Living and working here is a treat. With sea breezes, rolling hillsides, and historic architecture, San Juan…[read more]
71
  • University Town Center, Irvine, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,715
71
  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,438
69
  • San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,298
69
  • East Industrial Complex, Irvine, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,581
68
  • Spectrum, Irvine, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,721
67
  • Business District, Irvine, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,336
67
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 112,439
  • Located near the ocean, Costa Mesa's mild climate is delightful during all months of the year. Being a gun collector, I travel to Costa Mesa quite often to visit the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. The…[read more]
66
  • Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,367
66
  • Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA
  • 23 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 36,625
65
  • Quail Hill, Irvine, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 648
65
  • Camp Pendleton South, CA
  • 25.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,491
  • Living in Camp Pendleton South might not be exactly what you thought you were getting when you moved to a marine base, but this Southern California base is close to all the things that make living in…[read more]
64
  • Eastside, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,989
63
  • Oceanside, CA
  • 26.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 173,829
  • Oceanside, California is a wonderful city in Southern California that is located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Oceanside has a perfect climate and 3.5 miles of the most beautiful beaches in…[read more]
62
  • Santa Anita, Santa Ana, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,569
61
  • Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,887
61
  • Metro Classic, Santa Ana, CA
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,646
61
  • Madison Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,360

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

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