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Best Places To Live In Lakewood, CA

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  • Lakewood, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 81,054
  • Upon driving into the city of Lakewood, CA the small town feel will instantly creep up on you. I had no idea what expect from Lakewood when I visited in Mid 2009 but quickly got a feeling for my…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 35,573
  • After living in and around Manhattan Beach for nearly a decade, I think that this beach city is filled with great things to do at all times of the year. The neighborhood features great restaurants and…[read more]
84
  • San Marino, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 13,324
  • Living in San Marino, CA was very fast paced and a little stressful. I say stressful and past paced because of the cost of living. Living here was very expensive. The cost of living only continues to…[read more]
84
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • City: 21.1mi / 34.0km away
  • Population: 9,782
  • I live near there and visit someone there a lot. It’s cool but small lol. A a a a a a a a a…[read more]
84
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 13,582
  • I have relatives that have lived in Palos Verdes Estates for a long time and have visited the city often and know it very well. This is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California, perfect for…[read more]
83
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 42,412
  • For your Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate needs visit www.SouthBay4Sale.com From the beautiful coastlines, Trump Golf Course, to Terranea Resort Rancho Palos Verdes how so much to see and do. he…[read more]
83
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • City: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 19,726
  • I absolutely love almost everything about the beach city of Hermosa Beach. There are dozens of fantastic restaurants, with great attractions and opportunities to have a great time. This city is a family…[read more]
83
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 67,664
  • Redondo Beach is one of the most gorgeous cities in California. I absolutely adored my visit to this great city. The beach was one of the cleanest that I have ever visited. I was stunned by how glamorous…[read more]
82
  • Hollywood Riviera, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.7mi / 23.6km away
  • Population: 10,432
82
  • Cypress, CA
  • City: 5.2mi / 8.4km away
  • Population: 48,978
  • After I got out of the service I moved with my wife and kiddos to Cypress, California. It wasn't my first choice but I had a good job offer there and wanted to move closer to my in-laws who lived in…[read more]
82
  • City College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.8mi / 2.9km away
  • Population: 10,097
82
  • Arcadia, CA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 57,755
  • I have lived in Arcadia, California for about 15 years and I can say that it is certainly a magnificent place. It is a perfect place to visit or to live in and excellent for the whole family as well. One…[read more]
81
  • South Pasadena, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 25,936
  • Living in South Pasadena is a ton of fun as a young adult! There’s a ton of things to do, great shopping, and plenty of opportunities to make new friends every day. There’s about 25,000 of us so you…[read more]
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.8mi / 35.1km away
  • Population: 25,315
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 86,813
  • This place has tight streets and overcrowded with rude people who will make fun of you for no reason at Fashion Island. The WiFi there will steal your data. There is an Asian boy who is tall in a light…[read more]
81
  • Turtle Rock, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.7mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.0mi / 8.1km away
  • Population: 2,873
  • The Alamitos Heights Neighborhood of Long Beach is a great place to live. The streets are lined with mature Magnolia Trees. The homes are mix of may style , from original Ranch to new Contemporary. …[read more]
80
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.7mi / 33.4km away
  • Population: 23,037
80
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.6km away
  • Population: 10,933
  • Living in Rossmoor, CA was one of my greatest experiences. Even though I was only here for a short period of time, I was able to do a lot. This city is near the beaches, so there was plenty of tourist…[read more]
80
  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 8,206
  • I visit here each month since we live right by in Redondo Beach. The views are beautiful. It has lush green trees and a forest atmosphere that makes you feel secluded. There are plenty of places to shop…[read more]
80
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.4km away
  • Population: 21,865
80
  • North Tustin, CA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 26,208
  • North Tustin has become very expensive to live especially the rising taxes. We have a lot to offer, but most businesses in the area raise their prices because we are considered an upscale suburb. I work…[read more]
80
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 67,362
  • This was one of the best exercises I’ve ever had. I’ve played sports and exercised a lot in my life, I even did kick boxing. That place doesn’t compare. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I wasn’t…[read more]
80
  • Rolling Hills, CA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 1,760
79
  • Ladera Heights, CA
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 7,195
79
  • Walnut, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 30,026
  • I've lived in Walnut, CA for about 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to move here. It is quiet, safe, and you are close to all kinds of fun things to do! The Annual Walnut Family…[read more]
79
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.5mi / 7.2km away
  • Population: 2,646
79
  • Villa Park, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 5,922
78
  • La Palma, CA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.6km away
  • Population: 15,834
  • Living in La Palma, California provides me with the convenience of being close to Los Angeles, while giving me a good place to raise my family. This community is small and everyone seems to know…[read more]
78
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 11,661
  • The city of Los Alamitos is a medium sized suburb of Los Angeles. This is a great neighborhood for all types of families, including ones with kids that are going to school. The city's school districts…[read more]
78
  • Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.0mi / 41.9km away
  • Population: 8,746
78
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • City: 7.1mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 24,510
  • Seal Beach is full of fun and engaging activities, as well as relaxing attractions that can make a day in the city one to remember. Seal Beach food tours are a wonderful way to experience the…[read more]
78
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • City: 22.7mi / 36.5km away
  • Population: 34,627
  • My home is Beverly Hills, CA, and I am overjoyed to live here. Yes, it is an enclave of the rich and famous, but it also has many great neighborhoods as well. My favorite place is Beverly Hills Park, a…[read more]
77
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 10,207
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  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 11,939
77
  • West Torrance, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.8mi / 20.6km away
  • Population: 68,889
  • I lived in the West Torrance neighborhood of Torrance, California for several years after graduating from college. I relocated to West Torrance from Costa Mesa in Orange County. I adore the convenience,…[read more]
76
  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 13,766
76
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • 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?…[read more]
76
  • Walteria, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 8,348
76
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.9mi / 35.2km away
  • Population: 8,436
76
  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.6mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 7,391
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  • Torrance, CA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 147,307
  • City maintenance of streets is ridiculous. Very unpleasant to drive in the city. This is compounded by the high density of the population. Further more underground water lines repeatedly fail and…[read more]
76
  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.5mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 14,912
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  • Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 55,285
76
  • Temple City, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 36,084
  • Temple City is perfect for when you're looking for a small city that's still packed with amenities and opportunities. Temple City is a short drive from Los Angeles. I've been living in Temple City and I…[read more]
75
  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 16,122
75
  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.1km away
  • Population: 9,197
75
  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 56,456
  • While growing up and seeing other states and cities in my travels, I have always know that Southern California is one of a kind. From my first visit to my in-laws, I knew that I would one day move to…[read more]
75
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 198,724
  • I've lived in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County) for almost 5 years. I like the suburbs because it's a better alternative to living in LA County (Santa Monica). Orange County is extremely beautiful and…[read more]
75
  • El Segundo, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 16,901
  • I have lived near El Segundo for my entire life and know all the things that a tourist or new resident would want to know about the city. El Segundo is right next to the Los Angeles Airport and there…[read more]
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  • La Mirada, CA
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 49,130
  • I was born just down the road from La Merida, California. My parents moved several times while I was young but we always stayed in this part of the state. Southern California has so much to offer with…[read more]

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

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