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Best Places To Live In Fairfax, CA

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  • Fairfax, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 7,598
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • City: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper…[read more]
86
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • City: 1.4mi / 2.3km away
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs…[read more]
86
  • Ross, CA
  • City: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 2,381
86
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 5,996
85
  • Larkspur, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.8km away
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and…[read more]
85
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 10,605
  • Imagine finding a town with all the beauty that California has to offer, great people who are more than just neighbors and friend, a solid economy with an active job force, great schools to educate your…[read more]
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 5,602
84
  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 9,170
83
  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 2,017
82
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • City: 6.2mi / 9.9km away
  • Population: 9,694
81
  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 5,689
80
  • Kentfield, CA
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.7km away
  • Population: 6,907
80
  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 7,538
80
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 116
78
  • Albany, CA
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 19,420
  • Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to…[read more]
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  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 36,055
78
  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • City: 1.7mi / 2.7km away
  • Population: 2,275
77
  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.4mi / 34.4km away
  • Population: 1,751
77
  • Sausalito, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 7,115
  • Earlier this year I took a big leap and moved out of my beloved San Francisco to Sausalito. I had always like visiting Sausalito on the weekends but the idea of living in a small town (village) was a bit…[read more]
76
  • Alto, CA
  • City: 7.1mi / 11.4km away
  • Population: 649
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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 25.0mi / 40.2km away
  • Population: 77,409
  • Alameda is nestled between Coast Guard Island, and the city of Oakland and the bay water. We have 3 bridges and 2 tunnels that link to the city of Oakland, and 1 bridge that links to Bay Farm/Harbor…[read more]
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  • Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 19,716
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  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 50,788
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  • Parkside, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 27,661
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  • Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 2,239
74
  • West Of Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • Population: 21,375
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  • Hercules, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 25,011
  • I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated…[read more]
74
  • Muir Beach, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 248
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  • Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.5km away
  • Population: 8,734
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  • Marina, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 22,358
73
  • Novato, CA
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 54,790
  • The city of Novato, California is located across the bay from San Francisco. It is in the county of Marin. This little bit of country is a quiet respite for people who work in San Francisco which is only…[read more]
73
  • Petaluma, CA
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 59,757
  • Nice mix of city and country. We have been living for a year. We moved from Santa Rosa just to the north 30 minutes. Petaluma is a small town approximately 60 thousand. Much of it is rural. It has…[read more]
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  • Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.5mi / 28.1km away
  • Population: 27,720
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  • Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 38,842
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  • Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 17,133
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  • Lakeshore, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.8mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 3,265
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  • Inverness, CA
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 1,074
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  • Shafter, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 3,472
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  • Seacliff, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.1mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 1,429
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  • Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.3mi / 27.8km away
  • Population: 23,717
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  • Trestle Glen, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 3,819
71
  • Stinson Beach, CA
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km away
  • Population: 603
70
  • Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 22,014
70
  • Woodacre, CA
  • City: 2.6mi / 4.2km away
  • Population: 1,542
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  • Crocker Amazon, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 11,751
69
  • Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA
  • City: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 6,594
68
  • Black Point-Green Point, CA
  • City: 9.4mi / 15.1km away
  • Population: 1,592
68
  • Glen Park, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 6,919
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  • Fairview Park, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.8mi / 33.5km away
  • Population: 3,894
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  • San Geronimo, CA
  • City: 3.9mi / 6.3km away
  • Population: 597

Listed above are the best places to live in Fairfax, CA for 2021. 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 - Fairfax, CA, followed by the best places to live near Fairfax, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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