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Best Places To Live In Santa Margarita, CA

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  • Santa Margarita, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 1,346
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • Cayucos, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 2,987
75
  • Avila Beach, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 1,242
73
  • Arroyo Grande, CA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 17,842
  • I feel like living in Arroyo Grande is a dream come true for me and my family. Not only do you get to experience this amazing California lifestyle, you get it all in a small city platform. Only issue…[read more]
72
  • Templeton, CA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 7,525
71
  • Atascadero, CA
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 29,516
  • I adore living in Atascadero; it's got a small-town feel that I've never experienced in any other California town. People wave to you as you drive by here. They chat with you in grocery store aisles.…[read more]
70
  • Pismo Beach, CA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 7,984
70
  • Morro Bay, CA
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 10,519
  • Living in Morro Bay, CA was one of the greatest experiences I ever had. I was able to see a lot and do a lot. I stayed here for a very short time, however due to the beautiful coastal scenery, I was able…[read more]
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  • Los Ranchos, CA
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 1,630
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  • Garden Farms, CA
  • City: 1.9mi / 3.0km away
  • Population: 312
66
  • Los Osos, CA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 15,603
  • I truly loved living here in Los Osos, CA. This city is considered within the Bay Area, CA what I am use to, which is the city life. I am from the heart of the Bay Area, CA, so I know quality when I see…[read more]
66
  • El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 31,178
  • I used to travel a lot and was looking for a place to settle down and I love it here! I love that it is close to the big cities like San Francisco and LA, but far enough for me to enjoy some nice quiet…[read more]
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  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 46,716
  • In my early thirties, my family and I moved to San Luis Obispo, CA. We lived on Foothill Blvd. for just over 5 years. While we loved the city, we felt we were just a little too close to the college. I…[read more]
63
  • Grover Beach, CA
  • City: 18.6mi / 29.9km away
  • Population: 13,484
  • Lived there many years ago when it was called Grover City, small town atmosphere, not much to do there, we would go to Arroyo Grande for shopping. My Dad worked at the San Luis Obispo prison as a guard…[read more]
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  • Edna, CA
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.9km away
  • Population: 210
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  • Oceano, CA
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 8,262
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  • Creston, CA
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 68
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  • Shandon, CA
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 1,128
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  • Whitley Gardens, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 292

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

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