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Top 10] Best Places to Live in California in 2024

By: Mary Jones

travelling knowledge

San Jose, California

The third largest city in California and part of Silicon Valley. Known for its high-paying tech jobs, diverse communities, and sunny weather year-round.

San Francisco, California

A world-famous cultural hub offering natural beauty, foodie experiences, arts, and more. High costs but vibrant urban living.

San Diego, California

Gorgeous beaches, laidback vibe, great weather, top universities, arts, culture and an impressive culinary scene.

Santa Barbara, California

Upscale coastal community combining small-town charm, ocean views, wineries, high-end shopping and dining.

Santa Rosa, California

North of San Francisco in Sonoma County wine country. Offers suburban living with cool coastal breezes.

Los Angeles, California

Iconic city steeped in entertainment, arts, diversity, food, and ocean views. Drawbacks are high costs and traffic.

Vallejo & Fairfield, California

Affordable alternative to Bay Area with waterfront living and easy access to Napa vineyards and nature.

Fresno/Clovis, California

In California's Central Valley with a low cost of living. Provides convenient access to several national parks.

Visalia, California

Also in the Central Valley. Known for its agriculture, parks, and outdoor recreation opportunities nearby.

Laguna Beach, California

Upscale oceanfront community in Orange County with cozy artist vibes, secluded coves, and village charm.

Palm Springs

Popular desert resort city offering warm winters, stylish mid-century architecture and great golfing. San Luis Obispo - Laidback Centra