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Best Places To Live In Pacifica, CA

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  • Pacifica, CA
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Lafayette, CA
  • City: 27.7mi / 44.6km away
  • Population: 25,381
  • Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette…[read more]
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  • 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]
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  • San Carlos, CA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.3km 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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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km 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]
85
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.7km 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
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.7mi / 35.0km away
  • Population: 1,863
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  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.5km 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: 6.3mi / 10.2km 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]
83
  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • Population: 2,017
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  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.0mi / 35.3km away
  • Population: 1,477
83
  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.2km away
  • Population: 9,170
83
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 24.8mi / 40.0km away
  • Population: 8,376
82
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.7mi / 35.0km away
  • Population: 3,564
82
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.7mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 2,280
82
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.7km 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]
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  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.7mi / 36.4km away
  • Population: 10,437
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  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 2,410
82
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.1km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Belmont, CA
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km 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
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.2km 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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  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 5,689
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  • Orinda, CA
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • Population: 18,936
  • I guess if you are 55+ years old, this quiet little town is fine for you. I would not recommend it to younger folks. After 8 PM the whole town seems to fall asleep. Even nearby Moraga has more going…[read more]
81
  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.4km 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
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 5,996
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  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.1km away
  • Population: 4,011
80
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 116
80
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.8mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 7,067
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  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.9mi / 33.6km away
  • Population: 3,831
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  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 21.0mi / 33.8km 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: 19.2mi / 30.9km 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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  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.3mi / 35.9km away
  • Population: 1,954
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  • Albany, CA
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.5km 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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  • Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.9mi / 35.3km away
  • Population: 3,530
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  • Sausalito, CA
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km 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]
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  • Moraga, CA
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and…[read more]
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  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.1km away
  • Population: 811
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  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.0mi / 35.5km away
  • Population: 3,273
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  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.0mi / 19.3km away
  • Population: 36,055
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  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.4mi / 34.4km away
  • Population: 1,473
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  • Woodside, CA
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.1km away
  • Population: 5,496
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  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.7mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 1,751
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  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.4mi / 32.8km 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: 23.1mi / 37.1km away
  • Population: 4,098
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  • Green Acres, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.5mi / 37.9km away
  • Population: 1,487
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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km 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: 21.5mi / 34.6km away
  • Population: 359
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  • North Central, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 19,262
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  • Triple El, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 511
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  • Woodminster, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.9mi / 33.6km away
  • Population: 1,530
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  • Esther Clark Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.8mi / 38.2km away
  • Population: 144

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

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