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Best Places To Live In Half Moon Bay, CA

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  • Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 12,281
  • This is a great community to raise your kids. There are 2 elementary schools in the immediate area (3 if you count Farllone View up in Montara, which is 15 minutes north), one middle-school (Cunha…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Los Altos, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there…[read more]
84
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,312
  • I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is…[read more]
84
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,376
84
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun. One of my favorite places to go to is…[read more]
83
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,564
83
  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,437
83
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,410
83
  • Atherton, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,127
82
  • Belmont, CA
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,918
  • I live in Belmont, CA and I really enjoy this progressive city. Home to Oracle, many residents of Belmont work there. Belmont has great parks and one of the few surviving buildings of from the…[read more]
82
  • San Carlos, CA
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,596
  • San Carlos is a small town - but it’s a nice one. There isn’t much going on when it comes to nightlife, which is why you’d need to head into San Francisco if you wanted anything to do with that (and…[read more]
82
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,403
82
  • Foster City, CA
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and…[read more]
81
  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,831
81
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,830
81
  • Mountain View, CA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about…[read more]
81
  • Burlingame, CA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,118
  • I've found my forever city in Burlingame, CA! I'm coming up on my 4th year living in Burlingame, and I couldn't be happier. We get great weather all year round, and are close to everything we could…[read more]
81
  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,530
80
  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 811
80
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,319
  • I lived in Menlo Park for approximately one year. While living in Menlo Park, two things always come to mind when I look back at my experience living there: peace and tranquility. When you walk or drive…[read more]
80
  • Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto, CA
  • 18.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 953
80
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,477
80
  • Millbrae, CA
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,522
  • The title says it all,predominantly an Asian community which explains the low crime rate and staggering property values pricing out the majority and the air port 8 minutes…[read more]
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  • Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,098
79
  • Stanford, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,926
  • I've been living in Stanford for the last 6 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere but the upper class, upper-scale amenities and highly educated neighbors and friends I've developed over my…[read more]
79
  • Green Acres, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,487
79
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • 8.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,067
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  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 359
78
  • Triple El, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 511
78
  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 144
77
  • Loyola, CA
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,425
77
  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 50,788
77
  • Emerald Lake Hills, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,716
77
  • Highlands-Baywood Park, CA
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,261
76
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,706
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  • Evergreen Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,786
75
  • Woodside, CA
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,496
75
  • Ladera, CA
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,514
75
  • Pacifica, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,844
  • I love living in Pacifica. It's a small city just south of San Francisco so there is always a ton of things I can do. The downside is that the cost of living is pretty high, but it's totally worth it.…[read more]
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  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,538
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  • Alameda, CA
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77,409
  • From a beautiful golf course to a indoor mini golf course miniature of the Bay Area, to bowling alley, and two antique arcades. The best little shopping area in SF Bay. Great restaurants and street…[read more]
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  • San Mateo, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 102,224
  • I'm a native of California. I have lived in the southern part of the state and the northern part of the state for most of my life. I have spent the last 29 years in San Mateo. One of the reasons I've…[read more]
75
  • Parkside, San Francisco, CA
  • 19.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 27,661
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  • Portola Valley, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,550
  • Portola Valley Ranch is a beautiful neighborhood filled with awesome people, animals, and amenities, however, there is a culture of bullying that needs to be addressed. My Mom has been brought to tears…[read more]
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  • Redwood City, CA
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,595
  • Having lived in the northern California community of Redwood City for thirty years I can tell you that the city is centrally located near the port cities such as San Francisco, Oakland and the military…[read more]
73
  • San Mateo Park, San Mateo, CA
  • 8.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,581
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  • Ventura, Palo Alto, CA
  • 17.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,542
72
  • West Of Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • 18.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,375
72
  • Brisbane, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,568
72
  • Marina Lagoon, San Mateo, CA
  • 10 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,187
72
  • San Bruno, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 42,736
  • I have lived in San Bruno in the past and have to say that the area is a beautiful place to live, although if you want to live in San Bruno, you had better be pulling in a fairly large pay check. San…[read more]

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

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