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Best Places To Live In San Clemente, CA

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  • San Clemente, CA
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.3km 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]
85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 185
83
  • Ladera Ranch, CA
  • City: 7.1mi / 11.5km 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
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km away
  • 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]
83
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km 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]
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km 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
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 25,315
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.8km 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: 17.6mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 10,223
80
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 24,509
80
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 23,037
80
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km 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]
79
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.3km 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]
78
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km 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: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 4,857
78
  • Dana Point, CA
  • City: 5.8mi / 9.4km 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]
77
  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.2mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 11,939
76
  • Lake Forest, CA
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.6km 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]
76
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • City: 26.5mi / 42.7km 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
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 8,436
76
  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 14,912
75
  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 16,122
75
  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.6mi / 33.2km away
  • Population: 9,197
75
  • Las Flores, CA
  • City: 9.3mi / 15.0km away
  • Population: 5,671
74
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.0km 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]
73
  • Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.0mi / 27.3km away
  • Population: 3,764
72
  • Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.6mi / 34.8km away
  • Population: 22,899
72
  • Shady Canyon, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 864
71
  • Tustin, CA
  • City: 22.5mi / 36.3km 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]
71
  • Rancho San Joaquin, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 4,212
71
  • University Town Center, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 6,715
71
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • City: 4.3mi / 6.9km 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]
70
  • Coto de Caza, CA
  • City: 10.3mi / 16.6km 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]
70
  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 1,438
69
  • Warm Springs, CA
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.5km away
  • Population: 1,709
68
  • San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 1,298
68
  • East Industrial Complex, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.8mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 1,581
67
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • City: 22.8mi / 36.7km 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]
67
  • Spectrum, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.2mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 3,721
66
  • Business District, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.6mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 7,336
65
  • Camp Pendleton South, CA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 12,491
  • Living in Camp Pendleton South might not be exactly what you thought you were getting when you moved to a marine base, but this Southern California base is close to all the things that make living in…[read more]
65
  • Irvine Health And Science Complex, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 6,367
64
  • Quail Hill, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.6mi / 26.7km away
  • Population: 648
63
  • Oceanside, CA
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.6km away
  • Population: 173,829
  • Oceanside, California is a wonderful city in Southern California that is located midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Oceanside has a perfect climate and 3.5 miles of the most beautiful beaches in…[read more]
63
  • Lake Elsinore, CA
  • City: 22.9mi / 36.8km away
  • Population: 60,230
  • I moved to Lake Elsinore in December of 2004. Let me say since I have moved here this city has changed phenomenally for the better. Let's start with the transformation of the lake. It was known in the…[read more]
62
  • Metro Classic, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.0mi / 38.6km away
  • Population: 1,646
62
  • Camp Pendleton North, CA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 7,885
61
  • South Coast, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.4mi / 37.7km away
  • Population: 2,687
61
  • Morning Sunwood, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.5mi / 39.5km away
  • Population: 2,639
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  • Sandpointe, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.9mi / 36.9km away
  • Population: 4,625

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

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