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2022 Best Cities to Live in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #140 Best Cities to Live in America.


    City in California,

    550 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Born and raised in Oakland, California. Throughout the nation, Oakland is known for the violence in the poorer areas, mainly in black and brown communities. But, growing up as a black woman in... Yet, my dreams of college are away from Oakland. I love Oakland with my whole heart, but need to experience something new. Growing up in Oakland is a true experience..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 437,548,

  2. Hayward

    City in California,

    274 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived here for approximately 10 years and it is an up-and-coming neighborhood. With close access to many major cities in the bay, it is a good distance from the airport with good access to the...Schools close by include Pre-k to 12th and various schools to choose from. There are charters, public, and privates all within access of this neighborhood. There have also been many recent projects working on aesthetics and safety. Many murals have been put up, new street lights, and sidewalk implements. With the rise and continuous add-on of new....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 162,254,

  3. Vallejo

    City in California,

    386 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says If you work in the city, Vallejo is surprisingly a very great place to live. The ferry commute pre-pandemic was something that we actually miss! Post-pandemic, you'll really enjoy the large 4 bed...Just like any metro city, there are sketchy places and there are very nice places. You might not get your Trader Joe's or Whole Foods here, but Berkeley is not that far away and most weekends your...Lifestyle here for tech workers is mostly young families that desire a beautiful, quiet neighborhood (e.g. Mare Island), Costco shopping, weekday nights out at the Mare Island Brewery, weekends in...Save up your money and eventually move to a neighborhood with a good school district, or there's lots of great and affordable private school options..

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    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 125,350,

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