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Best Places To Live In Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 49,038
  • RSM gives us the small town feel of running into someone you know everyday at the grocery store, gas station or restaurant, while having 10 minute access to big city Irvive amenities. We are 1/2 hour…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 185
84
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.1km away
  • Population: 23,204
  • Laguna Beach has been my home my whole life and I absolutely love this city! The beautiful sunsets on the amazing beaches are like no other. The weather is so amazing especially in the summers. The…[read more]
83
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • City: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 27,121
  • Ladera Ranch is the kind of place that you see on television shows and movies. It’s a small suburb of Los Angeles that tends to cater to families. While there are plenty of single people who live here,…[read more]
83
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 16,347
  • I absolutely loved living here with my Grandparents. It's a warm suburban area that I will always remember as my home. I enjoyed the nightlife, the excellent destinations and the diverse assortment of…[read more]
83
  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 11,939
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 246,992
  • If you like well tended homes that exude Pride Of Ownership, quality dining choices, top quality malls and attractions, great award-winning schools, University of California Irvine's gorgeous campus,…[read more]
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km 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: 12.2mi / 19.6km away
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.0mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 25,315
80
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 24,509
80
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 23,037
80
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 50,219
  • I have lived in Aliso Viejo for six months and have found it to be a quiet and relaxing town. I relocated from a nearby city after selling my house. Aliso Viejo is nestled in South Orange County,…[read more]
80
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km 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
  • North Tustin, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.3km 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]
79
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • City: 3.7mi / 5.9km away
  • Population: 96,178
  • We moved here in 2014, wish we had made the decision much sooner! It is funny that people here are hush hush about the city to avoid being over crowded with new comers. No idea why the amenities is rated…[read more]
79
  • Villa Park, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 5,922
78
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • City: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 31,127
  • Get ready to soak up some sunshine while living in Laguna Hills, CA. Living so close to the beach might not be for everyone, but it is fantastic if you love the ocean. Besides the ocean, you are in a…[read more]
78
  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.3km away
  • Population: 4,857
78
  • San Clemente, CA
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km away
  • Population: 65,082
  • I've lived here for about 25 years. My kids could walk to the beach and boogie board. It is more laid back than other beach towns. San Clemente has charm and style yet is a practical small city to…[read more]
77
  • Dana Point, CA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 34,009
  • Dana Point, CA is the place I want to live. Nestled by the sea, Dana Point is all about surfing, beaches and its port. Dana Point is the only site in Orange County that is open to the beach, and it is…[read more]
76
  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.8mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 51,966
  • I recently moved to the Anaheim Hills, CA area. I came from a small town back east and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a transfer that brought us here, a company cut back on the coast made…[read more]
76
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 8,436
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  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 14,912
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  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.5mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 16,122
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  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.3mi / 19.8km away
  • Population: 9,197
75
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 80,658
  • I have lived in Lake Forest, CA and in this city review I will be going over some of Lake Forest's community aspects such as attractions, the community as a whole, the nightlife, different shopping…[read more]
75
  • Orangecrest, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.2mi / 38.9km away
  • Population: 18,304
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  • Las Flores, CA
  • City: 3.6mi / 5.9km away
  • Population: 5,671
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  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • City: 9.3mi / 14.9km away
  • Population: 64,984
  • ANYONE THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LAGUNA NIGUEL HAD BETTER RETHINK THEIR DECISION IF IT IS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LAGUNA KNOWLS H.O.A. IT IS THE MOST RACIALLY ABUSIVE HOSTILE LIVING SITUATION YOU…[read more]
74
  • Floral Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 1,619
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  • Canyon Lake, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 10,985
  • Living in Canyon Lake, CA is a luxurious experience. Waterfront property, boating and other water sports, and a safe, gated community are some of the best things about living here! Homes sit lakeside,…[read more]
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  • Placentia, CA
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.4km away
  • Population: 52,168
  • I grew up in Placentia, California. As a child, it was a wonderful place to live. My parents often complained about the traffic, but I didn't care because I went to a great high school close to my house…[read more]
74
  • Brea, CA
  • City: 26.2mi / 42.1km away
  • Population: 41,351
  • While visiting several different cities in California. I had a perfect peace about Brea Ca. So here we are. Close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, post office and churches. Easy…[read more]
73
  • Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.9mi / 20.8km away
  • Population: 3,764
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  • Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.4mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 22,899
72
  • Coto de Caza, CA
  • City: 2.5mi / 4.1km away
  • Population: 14,845
  • Coto de Caza has a number of attractions that each member of your family will be able to take advantage of. The Cinepolis movie theater is a luxury location where you can enjoy a meal while watching…[read more]
72
  • March ARB, CA
  • City: 25.6mi / 41.1km away
  • Population: 1,145
72
  • Shady Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 864
71
  • Tustin, CA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 79,396
  • I grew up in Tustin, California and hope to live there again someday. Just minutes away from beaches, Disneyland, malls, and vibrant Universities; the city's central location in the middle of Orange…[read more]
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  • Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.5mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 4,212
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  • University Town Center, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 6,715
71
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 36,006
  • San Juan Capistrano is a historic city that branches out from the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Living and working here is a treat. With sea breezes, rolling hillsides, and historic architecture, San Juan…[read more]
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  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.8mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 1,438
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  • West Floral Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.6mi / 29.9km away
  • Population: 2,797
69
  • Warm Springs, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 1,709
69
  • Fullerton, CA
  • City: 25.8mi / 41.4km away
  • Population: 139,491
  • I am a single female in my early 30's who lived in Fullerton, CA for 4 years. Fullerton is apart of, Orange County. Fullerton has a lot to offer for those who are in college or a student, but may become…[read more]
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  • San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.2mi / 22.8km away
  • Population: 1,298
68
  • East Industrial Complex, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.5mi / 10.4km away
  • Population: 1,581
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  • Orange, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 139,919
  • I just want to mention that Anaheim Stadium is only 10 minutes from Orange. The narrator failed to mention that. Orange is a great place to…[read more]
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  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 112,439
  • Located near the ocean, Costa Mesa's mild climate is delightful during all months of the year. Being a gun collector, I travel to Costa Mesa quite often to visit the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. The…[read more]

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

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