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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
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 185
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  • Newport Beach, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 86,813
  • However, it is very pricey and the people who live here are arrogant and conceited, for the most part. For much less money, you could live in Huntington Beach or Costa Mesa. These are nearby areas, that
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  • 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
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  • Irvine, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 246,992
  • Irvine, with its lush landscapes, is well known for being home to one of the best University of California campuses. Compiled student and success ratings have stayed among the highest consistently.
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  • 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,
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  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • 7.3 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,
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  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49,038
  • That pretty much describes Rancho Santa Margarita in Southern California. If you are looking for a natural setting; close to cities and beaches. If you don't mind wild life creatures and you want to slow
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  • Turtle Rock, Irvine, CA
  • 13.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,223
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  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • 15 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,939
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  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 25,315
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  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,857
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  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • 14.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,436
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  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 23,037
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  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • 17.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,197
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  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,122
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  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • 14.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,912
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  • Las Flores, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,671
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 24,509
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  • 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
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  • Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • 18.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,899
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  • Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,764
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 198,724
  • Surfing, sun, yoga, health, shopping, old cars, music, farmers markets, beach days, bicycles, and bare feet. if any of these apply to you, then you're in the right city. I lived in hb for 12 years and
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  • Shady Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 864
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  • Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA
  • 15.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,212
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  • University Town Center, Irvine, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,715
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  • 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?
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  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • 15.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,438
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  • San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,298
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  • East Industrial Complex, Irvine, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,581
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  • 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
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  • Spectrum, Irvine, CA
  • 15.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,721
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  • Business District, Irvine, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,336
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  • Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,367
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  • 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
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  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 4.3 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
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  • Quail Hill, Irvine, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 648
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  • Eastside, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,989
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  • Santa Anita, Santa Ana, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,569
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  • Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA
  • 23 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 36,625
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  • Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,887
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  • Metro Classic, Santa Ana, CA
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,646
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  • Madison Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,360
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

Listed above are the best places to live in Dana Point, CA for 2018. 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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