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Best Places To Live In Montara, CA

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  • Montara, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 2,895
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • City: 7.3mi / 11.8km 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: 12.9mi / 20.7km 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]
85
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.0km 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]
84
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.3mi / 40.7km away
  • Population: 1,863
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  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.4km 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]
84
  • Burlingame, CA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.3km 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]
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  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 1,477
83
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 23.1mi / 37.1km away
  • Population: 8,376
82
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.6mi / 33.2km away
  • Population: 3,564
82
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.2mi / 37.4km away
  • Population: 2,280
82
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km 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
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Belmont, CA
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.8km 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]
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  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km 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]
81
  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.2km away
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
81
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.8mi / 39.9km away
  • Population: 4,011
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  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.9mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 7,067
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  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 3,831
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  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.6km 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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  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km 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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  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 3,530
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  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 811
78
  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 36,055
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  • Woodside, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 5,496
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  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
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  • Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.7mi / 35.0km away
  • Population: 4,098
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  • Pacifica, CA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km 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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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km away
  • 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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  • Southgate, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 359
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  • North Central, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.2mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 19,262
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  • Woodminster, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.3mi / 39.1km away
  • Population: 1,530
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  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.3mi / 35.8km away
  • Population: 144
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  • Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 1,286
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  • Brisbane, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 4,568
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  • Emerald Lake Hills, CA
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: 4,716
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  • Oakmore, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.0mi / 38.6km away
  • Population: 4,022
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  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 50,788
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  • Highlands-Baywood Park, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.3km away
  • Population: 4,261
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  • Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.2mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 19,716
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  • Parkside, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.3mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 27,661
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  • Evergreen Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.7mi / 33.4km away
  • Population: 1,786
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  • Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 2,239
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  • Half Moon Bay, CA
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Redwood City, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.6km 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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  • Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.6mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 8,734
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  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.3mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 7,538
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  • San Mateo, CA
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km 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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  • Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 11,701
  • Hillsdale has long been a boring town back in 80's and 90's, however, the town has changed so much since 2010 and it's like a totally different neighborhood now. As of 2017, there are still lots of new…[read more]
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  • Marina, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.9mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 22,358
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  • Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.9mi / 40.1km away
  • Population: 681

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

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