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Best Places To Live In Escondido, CA

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  • Escondido, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 149,912
  • Ever since the first time I visited California, I had a good impression and after visiting the wonderful city of Escondido I can still say the same! Escondido is a beautiful city which blends modern…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Del Mar, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 4,312
87
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 13,312
  • I've lived in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach, San Luis Obispo Encinitas & Carlsbad SO i've been around! Solana Beach has a down to earth vide, art scene, big events, variety of…[read more]
85
  • Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 39,559
84
  • Del Mar Heights, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 6,860
83
  • Encinitas, CA
  • City: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 62,160
  • Stopping in Encinitas on a trip a year or so ago, I was amazed at how much the city offered in terms of sports - especially water sports. The residents of Encinitas focus on one main form of recreation…[read more]
82
  • North City, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 12,743
81
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • City: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 2,763
81
  • Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 14,559
81
  • Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.3mi / 18.1km away
  • Population: 63,341
80
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 112,008
  • We have lived in Carlsbad for 10 years and it is the best place we have ever lived. Neighborhoods are safe, beaches are beautiful, schools are top notch. The downtown area is so nice. It is expensive…[read more]
79
  • La Jolla Village, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 6,108
79
  • Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 71,228
  • I have lived in Mira Mesa for ten years. I moved to Mira Mesa from Twenty-nine Palms, California. Mira Mesa is near San Diego. It is bordered by Interstate 15, Interstate 805 on the Los Penasquitos…[read more]
78
  • Rancho Bernadino, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.8mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 44,185
78
  • University City, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • Population: 50,132
76
  • San Marcos, CA
  • City: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 91,479
  • I moved to the beautiful town of San Marcos, California just about six years ago. I first went there to attend the California State University San Marcos. My first encounter, therefore, of San Marcos was…[read more]
74
  • Santee, CA
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 56,839
  • Having lived in Santee, CA, I can tell you that it's not a tourist town, but there are definitely some great things to do. With only about 53,000 people, the city of Santee has a nice small town feel to…[read more]
72
  • Poway, CA
  • City: 10.5mi / 16.9km away
  • Population: 49,675
  • I live in Poway, California, and love it. Poway offers beautiful scenery as well as natural and many fun things to do. One of Poway's biggest attractions is the Old Poway Park. Here, you can see what…[read more]
72
  • Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.6mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 36,364
72
  • Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.5mi / 16.9km away
  • Population: 9,581
71
  • Miramar, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 2,024
71
  • Fairbanks Ranch, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 2,864
70
  • Lake San Marcos, CA
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.6km away
  • Population: 4,529
69
  • Hidden Meadows, CA
  • City: 6.8mi / 10.9km away
  • Population: 3,648
69
  • Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.6mi / 29.9km away
  • Population: 2,072
68
  • Bonsall, CA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 4,294
67
  • San Diego Country Estates, CA
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 10,547
  • I love living in the San Diego Country Estates! There really is no place else on earth like it. The community is strong, it's like one great big family with a great economy, awesome schools and plenty of…[read more]
67
  • Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 9,484
  • This is a great, safe area to raise your family! Pretty good weather when comparing to other states I've lived in. Neighbors keep up with their homes or hire someone who does the work for them. They…[read more]
66
  • Ramona, CA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 22,346
  • Ramona is a small city as far as Southern California cities go, having a population just over 20,000. However, you would never know this when visiting because it is located in San Diego county which is a…[read more]
65
  • Camp Pendleton South, CA
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • 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
  • Pala, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 1,006
63
  • Oceanside, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • 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]
63
  • Vista, CA
  • City: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 98,560
  • So vista is a safe city to live in and it's not a "Hood" like wannabe "thugs" say it. Is theirs some gunshots from time to time, but overall it's pretty cool and there is some soccer fields that are good…[read more]
62
  • Camp Pendleton North, CA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 7,885
62
  • Lakeside, CA
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.6km away
  • Population: 21,488
  • If you'll be visiting Lakeside soon, you'll find a number of interesting attractions in the area. If you live in Lakeside and are planning for friends to visit, you likely won't have trouble finding fun…[read more]
59
  • Eucalyptus Hills, CA
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 5,583
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  • Rainbow, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Fallbrook, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 31,771
  • I'm lucky to be living here in Fallbrook with my boyfriend and our 2 weimaraners. It's a small, charming little town, somewhat cut off from the rest of San Diego county. As the saying goes, "you don't…[read more]
53
  • Valley Center, CA
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 9,783

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

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