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The 10 Best Places To Live in California - The Golden State

California is widely regarded as the coolest state in the United States.

Not cool as in the weather, but cool as in most fashionable place to stay.

The weather is great.

The beaches are gorgeous.

The people are beautiful.

Now, let’s take a look at the 10 best places to live in California:

10. Alameda County.

With the estimated population 1,700,000, Alameda is the 7th-most populous county in the state.

In Alameda, the summers are long, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are

short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy.

The unemployment rate is just 3%, lower than the 3.9% as the nation.

There are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

People in this place tend to be liberal.

It’s pretty safe, the police are very visible and responsive.

9. Ventura County.

Ventura County is a county in the southern part of California.

53% of the county's total area is made up by national forest land.

Most of the population lives in the southern portion of the county.

You will love Ventura's small-town charm and proximity to the ocean and mountains, a wonderful

place to raise a family.

8. Kern County.

Kern County population is 840,000.

The county's economy is heavily linked to agriculture and petroleum extraction, a hub

of various power sources.

Bakersfield is the oil capital of California.

It also has many jobs in aviation, space, and military.

The median income is $57,000, and the median home value is $300,000, which should give

you a pretty good idea of its affordability.

7. Fresno County.

Fresno County located in the central portion of California.

Agriculture is the primary industry in this county.

This county is also part of a bustling metropolitan area of nearly a million people.

Fresno attracts residents with its diverse job market, inexpensive housing and an array

of cultural attractions.

The median home price is $260,000, the cost of living is way below the state average.

6. Santa Clara County.

This county is California's 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,9mil in 2019.

Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is an economic center for high technology and has

the third-highest GDP per capita in the world.

San Jose is the Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California, and the tenth-largest

in the United States.

Thousands of high technology companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley, including

Apple, Google, Facebook.

5. San Bernardino County.

The population is about 2,2mil in 2019, making it the fifth-most populous county in California.

It’s also the largest county in the U.S with an area of 20,000 square miles.

The city earned major props in the housing category as the city is among California’s

most affordable.

Mountains, skiing, deserts, and beaches are all within a one-hour radius of San Bernardino.

4. Riverside County.

Life in this county is very pleasant, it is warm in the summer and with the beaches so

close, getting in the car and heading to coast is an easy choice.

There are many nice places to live here, depending on a person's taste.

Riverside is the birthplace of California's citrus industry, and today offers residents

a combination of big-city amenities and small-town charm.

There are museums, movie theatres, parks, that you can go with friends and family and

enjoy some quality time together.

3. San Diego County.

San Diego is truly a melting pot of cultures, and is considered one of the best places to

live in the US.

This place has the most ideal climate in the summer in America.

With a population of 1.35 million, this is the largest city in California after L.A.

The cost of living is high with median home value is about $460,000, but this rate can

vary sharply depending on the suburb, where there are plenty of stunning ones both

inland and along the coast, each with its distinct personality.

2. Orange County.

Orange County is a region in Southern California.

Pressed against the Pacific Ocean and brushing the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains,

it has full of great locations for all types of lifestyles.

This county is the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies and home of numerous start-up

companies.

This place is bordered on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean.

Coastal cities are smaller in size, but they compete in the quantity and quality of their

beaches.

Surfing, sunbathing, fishing, scuba diving, and hiking are some of the popular activities

along the Orange County coast.

1. Los Angeles County.

This County is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million

inhabitants as of 2018.

This county is commonly associated with the entertainment and digital media industry.

Los Angeles is bursting with job opportunities, companies like Facebook, Google and Apple

are aggressively expanding their footprint in Los Angeles.

With 75 miles of coastline, Los Angeles has every kind of recreation along the beaches

including, surfing, sailing, fishing, and more.

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