The state of California boasts some of the best neighborhoods and the most beautiful beaches in the country. has a longstanding reputation for naming the very best places to live throughout the country each year. Many cities throughout the “Golden State” make the annual list of the “Most Livable Cites” in the United States. This year the highly acclaimed website has noted the top ten California locals for 2016. Several Southern California cities have been recognized among the most livable in the state.

Los Angeles 

Livability placed Los Angeles at the top of the list due to the range of affluent neighborhoods, shopping hot spots, fine dining and many opportunities to enjoy the arts. Los Angeles is home to the highest number of theaters and museums nationwide. There are neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles to suit almost any aesthetic, including trendy up and coming neighborhoods, lavish gated communities, and many others. Livability notes that presence of movie and television studios as one of the strengths of the city. When visiting the downtown area you can enjoy shopping and dining venues to suit any preference.

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San Diego – Another Southern California gem included on this list is the idyllic city of San Diego. Located on the Pacific Coast of the state, this city is known for its picturesque beaches and near perfect weather. In fact, the Weather Channel noted San Diego as the best summer climate in the nation. The San Diego Zoo is known internationally as one of the best zoos in the world. The majority of residents of this city are between 25 and 34 years of age, making San Diego a young and hip place to live and work.

Long Beach – Long Beach is situated in Los Angeles County and is made up of a range of neighborhood styles. Long Beach is also fortunate to have one of the most moderate climates in the country. The city has strong roots in a variety of cultural outlets, including the arts, music and theater. Long Beach has five and a half miles of Pacific Ocean coastline and has subsequently been named the “Aquatic Capital of America”. Livability highlights the city’s plan to become the most bicycle friendly city in the United States. Not only is the city a hotspot, but it also focuses on sustainable living. considers a number of factors such as school ratings, availability of employment, general safety, arts and culture, and the accessibility of homes that suit the needs of the potential buyers when determining the most livable cities. Buying a home in a city ranked among the best in the state means that homebuyers are buying into not just a home, but a community. Home owners in these cities know that they have bought a home that will allows them access to cultural events, shopping, dining, and the amenities in neighborhoods that suit their individual needs.

If you are ready to buy a home in one of Southern California’s amazing cities, contact our team. We specialize in luxury homes in the area’s most exclusive communities.


  1. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,956 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,989 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,549 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,588 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,197 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,250 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,008 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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