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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 Score88
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • 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]
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  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 8,376
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  • Hillsborough, CA
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.3km away
  • 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]
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • 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]
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  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • 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]
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  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 1,477
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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • 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]
82
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • 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]
82
  • Burlingame, CA
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • 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]
82
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 9.3mi / 15.0km away
  • 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]
82
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.7mi / 14.0km away
  • Population: 7,067
82
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Belmont, CA
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • 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]
81
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 3,564
81
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.5km away
  • 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]
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  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 7,538
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  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.4mi / 28.1km away
  • Population: 10,437
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  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • 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]
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  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 3,830
  • The area has two great schools (Las Lomitas Elementary and La Entrada Middle School are actually a separate school district from the rest of Menlo Park) so in that respect it is family friendly. People…[read more]
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  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 2,410
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  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 2,403
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  • Woodside, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 5,496
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  • Atherton, CA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 7,127
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  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 3,831
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  • Pacifica, CA
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • 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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  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 811
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  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 3,530
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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km 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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  • University South, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 3,639
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  • Emerald Lake Hills, CA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.4km away
  • Population: 4,716
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  • Loyola, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 3,425
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  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 50,788
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  • Highlands-Baywood Park, CA
  • City: 6.5mi / 10.4km away
  • Population: 4,261
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  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 359
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  • Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 1,286
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  • Parkside, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.1mi / 30.7km away
  • Population: 27,661
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  • Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • Population: 2,239
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  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.5mi / 28.1km away
  • Population: 144
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  • Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 4,098
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  • West Of Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 21,375
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  • San Mateo, CA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.4km away
  • 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]
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  • North Central, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.7mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 19,262
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  • Brisbane, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 4,568
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  • Redwood City, CA
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Ladera, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 1,514
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  • Evergreen Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 1,786
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  • Green Acres, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • Population: 1,487
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  • Charleston Gardens, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.6mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 953
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  • Triple El, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 511
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  • San Bruno, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.6km away
  • 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 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 - Half Moon Bay, CA, followed by the best places to live near Half Moon Bay, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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