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2022 Best Cities to Live in the Los Angeles Area

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  1. #10 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Irvine

    City in California,

    539 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says I love Irvine! I went to UCI for my bachelors degree and it was a beautiful area. There are many activities to do beyond campus life. My friends and I would ride our bikes in the park and then get....

    Read 539 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 272,694,

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  2. #23 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Torrance

    City in California,

    302 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I believe the city of Torrance is a diverse and safe city in Southern California! The Torrance unified school district is one of the best districts, and also has the best hospitals in the area. A....

    Read 302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 144,430,

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  3. #46 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Pasadena

    City in California,

    262 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Pasadena is a beautiful town with great people. There are a lot of great historical buildings to admire especially near Old Pasadena. They do a great job of preserving their culture and history! The....

    Read 262 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 142,017,

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  4. #51 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Thousand Oaks

    City in California,

    358 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Not only was I born and raised in Thousand Oaks (husband as well), I’ve raised my 5 kids here! The schools are excellent, sports programs are top notch, great training facilities such as Mamba....

    Read 358 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 127,648,

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  5. #62 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Burbank

    City in California,

    342 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Burbank is a very quite and somewhat isolated place. Many attractions lie near this area but it still tends to be a very relaxing environment. The attractions here are the WB studio, near disneyland,....

    Read 342 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 103,411,

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  6. #79 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Costa Mesa

    City in California,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Costa Mesa! I moved here in March and my husband and I have loved it so much. It's close to the ocean without being as cold as living right at the beach. We are close to plenty of shopping,...In terms of something that the city needs, it needs more reliable and easily accessible public transportation..

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 112,958,

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  7. #116 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Glendale

    City in California,

    215 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Safe neighborhoods, great schools, lots of small parks everywhere, beautiful and clean, plenty of entertainment options, restaurants and close to everything. Lots of culture and diversity, love....

    Read 215 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 199,357,

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  8. #126 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Temecula

    City in California,

    500 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Temecula for 32 years. I moved from a small beach town in Orange County and I was looking for a more affordable place to live that still had a small town feeling to it. I love....

    Read 500 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 113,117,

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  9. #133 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Long Beach

    City in California,

    822 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Besides being a calm and tourist beach city, it is a place with plenty to do such as restaurants, activities, exploring, and having a blast at the beach. Not only does it offer many day excitement,....

    Read 822 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 462,081,

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  10. #138 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Orange

    City in California,

    286 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Orange is a superb Californian town. From it's historical homes and Old Towne to it's prime location in the heart of Orange County just minutes from Disneyland, Angel's Stadium, Newport and Laguna....

    Read 286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 139,322,

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  11. #146 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Los Angeles

    City in California,

    1626 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says LA has something for everyone - concerts, theme parks, regular parks, restaurant, night life, sports and all those venues that go with them! If I could change any one thing about LA, it would be the....

    Read 1626 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 3,973,278,

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  12. #152 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Ventura

    City in California,

    166 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The beach is five minutes away from midtown, who doesn't love the beach? The weather is on average around the 70's during the spring and early summer. The temperature rarely goes above 85 degrees.....

    Read 166 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 108,467,

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  13. #192 Best Cities to Live in America.

    Riverside

    City in California,

    579 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The overall experience that I have with living in riverside would be about a four star rating. I give this rating because how well the community bands together. Another reason why I enjoy Riverside....

    Read 579 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 327,569,

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  14. Corona

    City in California,

    713 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Corona has been my home for the past 16 years and has grown along with me. It has offered me multiple opportunities to expand my love for knowledge. I remember the trips to the Corona Public Library....

    Read 713 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 168,112,

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  15. Anaheim

    City in California,

    475 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I lived in Anaheim since first grade and overall my experience living here is very good. My favorite thing about living in this city is being next to Disneyland! I loved hearing and seeing the....

    Read 475 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 353,085,

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  16. Ontario

    City in California,

    508 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I bought a home in the southern part of Ontario in mid 2019. Prior to that I was only somewhat familiar with the northern part of the city. The area I am in now is still developing. More housing,...Overall I am happy with my experience in Ontario. Housing is still somewhat affordable compared to areas closer to Los Angeles and Orange county. My interactions with the local police have been....

    Read 508 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 178,194,

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  17. Santa Ana

    City in California,

    454 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Downtown Santa Ana is lively with several entertainment options, from movies, drag brunch, clubs, and bars, to a monthly art show, & street festivals. The entertainment options are quite eclectic,....

    Read 454 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 332,610,

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  18. Oxnard

    City in California,

    579 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Lovely beaches, great food, farms, established financial institutions, multiple businesses, churches, and military bases. Local Seabees, students, and a great mixture of general public make up this...I earned my Associate of Science in Business Administration from Oxnard College & transferred to CSU Channel Islands nearby. The actual islands are only 5-6 miles off the coast. This is a great....

    Read 579 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 207,722,

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  19. San Bernardino

    City in California,

    210 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in San Bernardino my whole life. I live in the North side of San Bernardino and everyone here is so nice. We see people walking during the day, others gardening and we all say "Hello" to....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Population: 216,784,

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