7 Best Places to Live in Southern California in 2024

March 02, 2024 EST

By Char Dham Yatra

7. Anaheim

Anaheim is renowned for its world-famous amusement parks, including the enchanting Disneyland and the impressive Universal Studios, making life here seem like an ongoing vacation. 

6. Irvine

Irvine, home to 268,777 residents, is the often-overlooked core of Orange County that presents a more serious aspect of the fun-loving Southern California. 

5. Long Beach

Long Beach stands out as a favored residential area, with its median house price at $803,000, which contrasts sharply with the national average of $281,900. 

4. Los Angele

Los Angeles, often dubbed the "place where dreams come true," embodies both the frustrations of a traffic-congested metropolis and the allure of a glamorous hub for show business. 

3. Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita, a relatively lesser-known town with a population of 47,702, is celebrated as the top place to live in California, as highlighted by Niche. 

2. San Diego

San Diego conjures images of world-class beaches, a vibrant downtown, a mild climate, and a relaxed lifestyle – descriptions that aptly fit "America’s Finest City." 

1. Santa Barbara

Living the "Santa Barbara" lifestyle is indeed a reality and offers a fantastic experience in this beautiful, world-renowned beachside city. 

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