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Best Places To Live In Santa Ana, CA

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  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 333,605
  • Lived here many years... gangs make it a horrible place to raise kids decently. Drugs are heavy consuming the city whole and the illegals are draining the citys funds. Streets are bad and pot holed so…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 185
84
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.2km 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: 19.0mi / 30.5km 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
  • Laguna Woods, CA
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.6km 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
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km 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
  • Oak Creek, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.5mi / 12.0km away
  • Population: 11,939
82
  • Cypress, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km 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: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 10,097
81
  • Irvine, CA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.2km 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
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.2mi / 22.8km 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]
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.7km 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: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 10,223
81
  • Woodbridge, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 25,315
80
  • Northwood, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 24,509
80
  • West Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.2mi / 8.3km away
  • Population: 23,037
80
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.5km 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
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km 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
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.1km 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: 5.4mi / 8.8km 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: 15.7mi / 25.3km 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]
79
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 2,646
79
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: 21,865
79
  • Villa Park, CA
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 5,922
79
  • Chino Hills, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 77,266
  • When I first visited Chino Hills I couldn't help but think of how beautiful it was. With rolling green hills, snow covered mountains in the background and a modern urban center Chino Hills has become one…[read more]
79
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km 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
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km 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
  • La Palma, CA
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km 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: 11.1mi / 17.8km 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]
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  • Northwood Point, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 4,857
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  • San Clemente, CA
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.5km 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
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 10,207
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  • Dana Point, CA
  • City: 21.3mi / 34.2km 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
  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.3mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 13,766
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  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.4km 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
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • City: 4.3mi / 6.9km 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
  • University Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 8,436
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  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 7,391
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  • Uc Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 14,912
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  • El Camino Real, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 16,122
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  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.7km 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]
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  • Walnut Village, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 9,197
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  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km 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]
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  • Lake Forest, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.2km 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
  • Las Flores, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 5,671
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  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km 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]
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  • La Mirada, CA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.8km 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]
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  • Floral Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.1mi / 3.4km away
  • Population: 1,619
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  • Placentia, CA
  • City: 10.1mi / 16.3km 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]
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  • Brea, CA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km 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]
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  • Rose Hills, CA
  • City: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 3,033

Santa Ana, CA: Welcome to Orange County

The beautiful city of Santa Ana, California, has the second largest population in Orange County, with well over 300,000 residents. Considered part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, with Los Angeles being the second most populated city in the United States, Santa Ana will provide you with numerous economic opportunities, cultural diversity, and endless art and entertainment options. With warm, dry summers, and mild winters, Santa Ana offers year-round enjoyment for everyone.

The opportunities for fun and entertainment are endless in Santa Ana. Located just 10 miles from the coast, relaxing or playing at the beach are always a short drive away, as many beaches, including Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, provide swimming, boating, and world-class surfing. The Santa Ana Zoo, located in a 20 acre park setting, offers an up-close view of animals and plants native to Central and South America, as well as over a dozen different species of monkeys. The Bowers Museum houses an array of local and international art, and also includes a Kidseum for the little ones to enjoy. The Downtown Santa Ana Historic Districts, on the National Register of Historic Places, provide a glimpse into the past, colored by its many Art Deco style buildings. Award-winning restaurants provide diverse dining experiences for every palate, including food with Japanese, Venezuelan, Mexican, Asian, Californian, and Louisianan flare.

With a thriving economy, many corporate headquarters are located in Santa Ana, bringing growth and employment to the city.

Santa Ana boasts a very healthy housing market, with lower rental costs than the Los Angeles area, offering a good value to residents. The cost of living in Santa Ana is lower than the average cost for California, providing you with excellent accesses to all that California has to offer, while saving you money. Public transportation is affordable and widely available throughout the county to meet your needs. Bus service is easily and widely accessible through the Orange County Transportation Authority, and train service is available through the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. John Wayne Airport and LAX are close and available for all of your national and international travel needs.

Santa Ana, California has much to offer, and is a great place to live. With many amazing neighborhoods to choose from, we can help you find the best places in Santa Ana. By specifying your interests, preferred amenities, housing needs, and budget, we can help you find the best places to live in Santa Ana.