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Ranked 1st best city in California

"A tale of two Cities -- North Redondo and South Redondo"

- Lauren Perreault
If you look at a map of Redondo Beach, you'll see that it is divided into two distinct areas, North Redondo and South Redondo, and they barely touch at a tiny constriction near 190th and PCH. These t...
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Manhattan Beach
Ranked 2nd best city in California

"The Crown Jewel of the South Bay's "Queen's Necklace""

- Lauren Perreault
The South Bay's coastline is often called the Queen's Necklace because at night, it glistens with the lights along the curved coastline like a diamond necklace. Along that coast, Manhattan Beach has...
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Mill Valley

Ranked 3rd best city in California

"Closest Redwoods to San Francisco"

- TeresaAnnF
Quaint, trendy town in midst of Redwoods and upscale hipsters, I enjoy(ed) living in Mill Valley for many reasons: Nature, great restaurants, fresh organic living, conscientious people. But sometimes,...
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Ranked 4th best city in California

"Forbes ranked it one of Americas most educated towns"

- bayareabound
Saratoga is a wealthy, safe and family-friendly community located in the greater Santa Clara County. It has a bit of a suburban, small town feel with a population that just recently reached 30,000....
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San Carlos

San Carlos
Ranked 5th best city in California

"City of Good Living"

- Christoferk
We have lived in San Carlos for almost two years now and love the location! The Caltrain is walking distance to city center and is a major stop on the Caltrain route (so tons of timing options). Not o...
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Ranked 6th best city in California

"Palos Verdes Estates - The Perfect Place to raise a family"

- Maureen Megowan
Palos Verdes Estates is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to live. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is also one of the wealthiest communities in the country, as described in the Los Angeles Busi...
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Ranked 7th best city in California

"Quiet and gorgeous"

- DrewM
We've been here in the area for several weeks and love it. Stores and groceries are a few minutes by car. The neighborhood is friendly and very well maintained. The Calavera Trail system is spectacula...
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Ranked 8th best city in California

"The Best of California"

- Anthony Carroll
When I think of California living..I think of beach, natural beauty and mountains. Malibu offers all of this and much more. That is...of course...if you have a few million to spend. To really get a tr...
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Ranked 9th best city in California

"Planned Perfection"

- CatieW
Irvine is a master-planned city in the middle of Orange County. It was established by the Irvine Company in the 1960s and rates high on lists of the best cities in America. This is due to a low crim...
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Ranked 10th best city in California

"Cowboy wine country... down to earth place with something fo..."

- hgha
Moved here 10 years ago and stayed because of the friendly people, the wide open spaces, the proximity of things to do and the wine country vibe. Its really more of a home town than just a place to li...
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San Francisco
Ranked 11th best city in California

"A Different Kind of Urban Paradise"

- sfsully
No single remark characterizes better what San Francisco means for many people than a quip by Herb Caen, the city’s late chronicler par excellence: “One day if I do go to heaven ... I'll look around a...
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Ranked 12th best city in California

"Temecula is a Highly recommended place to LIVE !!!"

- Gabe The House Guy
This is a great place to live! I currently live in Winchester(French Valley) a neighboring city.But honestly the whole area of Temecula, Murrieta and Winchester feel the same to me. I moved here from...
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Ranked 13th best city in California

"Rolling Hills Estates - That Country Feeling"

- Maureen Megowan
Rolling Hills Estates is located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of the most beautiful residential communities in the world. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is also one of the wealthiest communities i...
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Ranked 14th best city in California

"Where Real Life is Better Than Reality TV"

- CatieW
The town of Laguna Beach has become famous due to the eponymous MTV reality show, but the show did not do this enchanting little beach town justice. Laguna Beach is built along the coast, with reside...
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Ranked 15th best city in California

"Best Family City in the East Bay"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Piedmont is maybe the best of the hillside neighborhoods in the East Bay. It is a historic neighborhood that was once known for its millionaires and that still is home to many wealthy residents. Cur...
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North Fair Oaks
Ranked 16th best city in California

"Safe community and very ideal distance to tech companies. N..."

- neds
Dont let the lower level school ratings scare you away! There are wonderful private schools that the neighbors send their little ones to. Its impressive how much comfort and space you can get for the...
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Ranked 17th best city in California

"Lots of Action in West Hollywood"

- Anthony Carroll
West Hollywood is an extremely large neighborhood, but it is densely populated, diverse and spread out. There is even a West Hollywood West. The area runs from Northern part of La Brea to Doheny Drive...
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Ranked 18th best city in California
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Ranked 19th best city in California

"Great Valley Community"

- Anthony Carroll
Burbank along with Glendale are two of the best communities in my opinion to reside in the Valley. Burbank is a well run city, and offers much for the 100K residents. Burbank has many different are...
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Ranked 20th best city in California

"Where the redwoods meet the sea"

- RedwoodMountainGirl
I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains but my daughter goes to school in Santa Cruz City, so I am there every day during the week. Yes, its gritty and there are areas we know to just stay away from, but w...
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