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Best Places To Live In South San Francisco, CA

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  • South San Francisco, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 66,587
  • I have lived in close proximity to South San Francisco for many years. The city lies east of the hills of the Pacific Coast Range and west of the San Francisco Bay in a small valley. It has mild weather…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 25.0mi / 40.3km away
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there…[read more]
87
  • Lafayette, CA
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.6km 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]
87
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.2km away
  • Population: 8,376
86
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper…[read more]
86
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • City: 6.8mi / 11.0km 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]
86
  • Contra Costa Centre, CA
  • City: 25.7mi / 41.3km away
  • Population: 6,190
86
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.1mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 5,996
85
  • Larkspur, CA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and…[read more]
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km 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]
85
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 16,634
85
  • Saranap, CA
  • City: 23.0mi / 36.9km away
  • Population: 6,211
85
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km 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
  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.6km 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]
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 5,602
84
  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 9.3mi / 14.9km 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
  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 9,170
83
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 1,863
83
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 1,473
83
  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 2,017
83
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 1,477
82
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 9,694
82
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km 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]
82
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.6km away
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about…[read more]
82
  • Burlingame, CA
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.3km 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]
82
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km 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]
82
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 7,067
82
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 2,280
81
  • Belmont, CA
  • City: 10.7mi / 17.2km 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
  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 5,689
81
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 3,564
81
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.1mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 4,011
81
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.3km 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]
80
  • Kentfield, CA
  • City: 21.8mi / 35.0km away
  • Population: 6,907
80
  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 7,538
80
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 116
80
  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 10,437
80
  • Orinda, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km 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]
80
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.3km 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]
80
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km 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]
79
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • City: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 1,000
79
  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.8mi / 35.1km away
  • Population: 2,410
79
  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 1,954
79
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.1mi / 34.0km away
  • Population: 2,403
79
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • City: 26.7mi / 43.0km away
  • Population: 149,596
  • We can easily earn some knowledge about this city through google by watching Wikipedia and can communicate smoothly by Yahoo Mail. Thanks to Yahoo…[read more]
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  • Moraga, CA
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.7km 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]
78
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 907
78
  • Reliez Valley, CA
  • City: 24.7mi / 39.7km away
  • Population: 3,595
78
  • Albany, CA
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.7km 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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  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 36,055

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

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